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Washburne’s Sikia restaurant hones chef skills

Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Washburne Culinary Sikia Restaurant

Sikia Restaurant is a full-service venue open to the public that allows Washburne Culinary Institute’s student chefs to hone their cooking and service skills.

Located at 740 W. 63rd St. on the campus of Kennedy-King College, Sikia features a rotating menu that highlights the variety of global contemporary cultures studied in the International Cuisine course. All of the food is prepared and served by senior-level Washburne Culinary students, who are ready to graduate and embark on their careers. Its décor is African, with Shona stone sculptures.

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A three-course lunch – appetizer, entrée and dessert – is just $7. Sikia opens for the fall semester on September 18 and will be serving lunches Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are recommended; please call 773.602.5200.

Sikia is one of two full-service restaurants managed and operated by Washburne; the other is Parrot Cage at the South Shore Cultural Center. Washburne also operates Washburne Catering and the Fountain Café adjacent to Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. Soon-to-open is Washburne Café in the City Colleges of Chicago’s headquarters.

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