Northeast Metro Tech Culinary Program Reopening James Wallace Breakheart Inn to Public for Sit-Down Meals

WAKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri and Northeast Metro Tech Culinary Program Head Liz Beals are pleased to announce that the James Wallace Breakheart Inn will soon reopen to the public for sit-down meal service.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the closure of the James Wallace Breakheart Inn Restaurant — Northeast Metro Tech’s in-school restaurant — in 2020, but the restaurant will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

A set table awaits customers at the James Wallace Breakheart Inn inside Northeast Metro Tech, where Culinary Program students will open the Inn for the public to have sit-down meals prepared by students starting Wednesday, Jan. 5. (Photo Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech)

Students in the Culinary Program prepare all meals served at the Breakheart Inn from scratch each day and serve them as well as part of the Culinary Program curriculum.

From Jan. 5 onward, the 52-seat restaurant will be open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reservations can be made by phone on the day of service. To make a reservation call: 781-246-0810, x1114.

Guests wishing to enjoy a meal at Breakheart Inn will need to wear a mask to enter the building, at the main entrance to check-in, and to enter the restaurant. Masks may be removed when guests have been seated and must be put back on when getting up from the table.

As the restaurant reopens, Chef James Nolan will join the team in the back of the house as a new chef instructor. Chef Nolan is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and brings 29 years of teaching experience and over 35 years of professional cooking experience to the Culinary Program. Chef Nolan is energetic, positive, and looking forward to bringing new ideas and new skills to the students.

“I’m excited that our students will once again have the hands-on learning opportunities that the James Wallace Breakheart Inn provides when it is fully operational,” said Superintendent DiBarri. “We will have ample safety measures in place to maintain social distance and safety amid the pandemic, and we invite the community to stop by and see what our students are cooking.”

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