Presenter Information

Ryan Brookhart

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 301

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Abstract

Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub is unlike any other restaurant in the Ellensburg area. It is a place for students to meet, learn, and grow. By partnering with Central Washington University, students are offered a place in which to apply what they are learning to a real business. Students will gain work experience and earn credits simultaneously. The restaurant would be located on campus and would be available to students and faculty. Having a brewery on campus enables programs, such as the craft beer certificate program to have a building in which they can brew and learn how a brewery operates. Food made in other areas on campus would provide low cost, locally made, fresh alternatives. Vegetables grown by the horticulture department, bread and other baked goods from the culinary arts would supply basic ingredients for the restaurant. Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub will be open through four periods each day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night. During late-night hours live entertainment will be the main focus, offering events ranging from an open-mic, karaoke, comedy or music. As part of a monthly contest, students will have the opportunity to have their menu item, beer, or art put on display. The winner will receive special discounts. Students who have a hand in how the business operates will have a greater sense of pride and accomplishment. My goal is to provide an exciting environment for peers to display their creative talents and passions and have fun while doing it.

The Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub by Ryan Brookhart received a third-place prize in the 2014 SOURCE Business Plan Competition.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Douglas, Dwayne

Additional Mentoring Department

ITAM

Additional Mentoring Department

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Wildcat Cafe and Brewpub

SURC Room 301

Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub is unlike any other restaurant in the Ellensburg area. It is a place for students to meet, learn, and grow. By partnering with Central Washington University, students are offered a place in which to apply what they are learning to a real business. Students will gain work experience and earn credits simultaneously. The restaurant would be located on campus and would be available to students and faculty. Having a brewery on campus enables programs, such as the craft beer certificate program to have a building in which they can brew and learn how a brewery operates. Food made in other areas on campus would provide low cost, locally made, fresh alternatives. Vegetables grown by the horticulture department, bread and other baked goods from the culinary arts would supply basic ingredients for the restaurant. Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub will be open through four periods each day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night. During late-night hours live entertainment will be the main focus, offering events ranging from an open-mic, karaoke, comedy or music. As part of a monthly contest, students will have the opportunity to have their menu item, beer, or art put on display. The winner will receive special discounts. Students who have a hand in how the business operates will have a greater sense of pride and accomplishment. My goal is to provide an exciting environment for peers to display their creative talents and passions and have fun while doing it.

The Wildcat Cafe & Brewpub by Ryan Brookhart received a third-place prize in the 2014 SOURCE Business Plan Competition.