LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One of of the tallest dinner spots in Lubbock opens back up today after a summer season of remodeling. It is a place where Texas Tech Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional Management students work hard to prepare a fine dining experience as part of their coursework. Skyviews is located at 19th and University.
It looks, sounds and smells like any other eatery, but behind the menus of this restaurant, sitting six stories in the air are a group of busy Texas Tech students. Students craft the dishes and desserts, almost as if the customer was dining in their classroom. Students learn, "You eat with your eyes first is what we always say, so we try to present things always beautiful."
Alex Carpender is a senior in Texas Tech's RHIM program. "I've always had a passion for it. Ever since I was a kid. I knew I wanted to be in the industry I just didn't know where because It is such a huge industry, but I'm falling in love with the kitchen. Especially the baking part! I love making desserts."
This is where spatulas are the pens and smiles of satisfied customers are the grading system.
Carpenter says she loves bringing friends and families together over a meal she's created. "That is what food is for, you know? Sit down, enjoy the company and have some together time."
Skyviews is a fine dining restaurant where the community supports the Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management majors. Carpenter adds, "We work our way from the back of the house to the front of the house, every position!"
Every place setting builds the experience of the very students who will one day be the men and women operating our restaurants and hotels.
Students and program directors at Texas Tech encourage South Plains communities to come check out the restaurant for lunch or dinner. "Anytime someone comes and eats here the students get that much more experience. The department....you know, we get it all back. It really helps us grow."
Skyviews is open from 11 to 1 for lunch Monday through Friday and on Wednesdays they serve dinner. Tonight's menu is a 6 course dinner from 6 to 8.
Reservation number: 806-742-4762. More information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hrm/skyviews/