Professional chefs and restaurateurs are getting a special tour of the new SUNY Broome Culinary and Event Center at the old Carnegie Library in Downtown Binghamton on January 13. 

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The $2.5 million transformation of the library into a culinary school on Exchange Street is nearly complete and is due to open for the Spring Semester.

Members of Southern Tier Independent Restaurants (STIR) are joining BCC President Doctor Kevin Drumm for the tour of the center at 1:30 p.m.

The renovated building, built in 1903, will house the popular Hospitality programs including Culinary Arts, Event Management, Lodging and Casino Management and Restaurant Management. It includes a state-of-the-art garde manger (for cold food preparation), demonstration kitchens and a fully-equipped beverage lab.