Lackawanna College Student-Run Restaurant Hosts BBQ Event

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Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, will host a BBQ on the patio event with live music, lawn games and cocktails on Thursday May 4, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lackawanna College School of Hospitality students will team up with Greenley’s BBQ of Tunkhannock, to make an array of smoked summer foods such as brisket, pork and chicken. Also featured are a variety of salads, and desserts made by Lackawanna College’s Baking and Pastry students.

“Instead of just learning about how to plan and manage events, students are actually executing leadership, organization and collaboration skills in a real-world setting, giving them a leg up when moving out into their careers,” Director of

Lackawanna College’s Kiesendahl School of Hospitality Kristen McNally said.

The proceeds of the BBQ support Lackawanna’s Gratuity Scholarship, used to directly support School of Hospitality students.

“While the BBQ is a first-time event, we have done many themed events for our guests. Some objectives of the courses students take during their fourth semester are learning techniques of a volume kitchen and display proficiency in platter production for larger events,” McNally said. “These themed events support those objectives as well as give the students a fun immersive way to learn.”

The BBQ on the patio is open to the public and located at 409 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Tickets are $40 per person and include admission, food, 1 drink token (21+, ID required) and all non-alcoholic beverages. Proof of digital confirmation is required for the event. Guests interested in joining the event can click this link to sign up.