Farm to Bistro

The TC3 Farm

The TC3 Farm

The TC3 Farm is located next to our main Dryden campus. We teach food production on a human-scaled, local level. This is the dynamic food lab in our region. You’ll work in our hoop houses, in our barn, in our fields, on a working farm that runs free of the commercial energy grid and embraces sustainable, organic practices.

All Farm-to-Bistro students get farm experience, as well as experience in the restaurant. In class, you’ll study agriculture, biology, environmental studies, and more.

Coltivare Restaurant

The Coltivare Culinary Center


Our downtown Ithaca restaurant and culinary center is the ultimate training ground for Farm-to-Bistro students. The center houses a professional restaurant, Coltivare, a teaching kitchen, an event space, and a teaching amphitheater. You will get hands-on experience in a working kitchen and opportunities for real-life experience in the restaurant. You’ll also learn from our chefs, our staff – in the real world.

Locally sourced from the Finger Lakes

Coltivare is not just one of Ithaca’s best restaurants, it is a showcase for the incredible bounty of the Finger Lakes region. We serve locally sourced fare that lets the flavors of the region shine through. You will learn how to utilize in-season offerings to create dynamic, healthy, vibrant menus. You’ll learn about local wine, brewing, and distribution, as well.