Milwaukee Area Technical College

Despite a new tuition-free program, MATC students still struggle financially and often rely on handouts to keep attending college. Read more

News Features

Bestselling author Dr. Richard Rothstein lectured a Milwaukee crowd on America’s long history of segregation Tuesday night. Read more

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An increasing number of women in Milwaukee are contributing to the city’s culinary landscape by working as chefs and opening their own restaurants. Read more


Victory Garden Initiative has opened The Farmhouse, an office, event and classroom space across from their garden on Concordia Avenue. Read more


More and more females are going into the skilled trades professions; several seasoned professionals in these fields for decades offer young women some helpful advice. Read more

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Milwaukee Area Technical College represented an innovative approach to education when it opened a century ago and remains vital for training workers in the metro area today. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ “Saving Our Democracy" column, detailing social justice-related events in and around Milwaukee between June 29 and July 5. Read more

Saving Our Democracy


Photo Credit: Sue Ruggles

Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Five Star Food & Wine Evening is an amazing opportunity to sample an enormous array of mouth-watering bites while supporting a good cause on Thursday, April 23. Read more



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Express Yourself Milwaukee, Bader Philanthropies and Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation are sponsoring a local screening of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s documentary, A Place to Stand: The Story of Jimmy Santiago Baca. Read more

Film Clips

Hidden in plain view for more than 40 years, MATC’s student-run fine-dining restaurant, Cuisine, remains largely unknown. The apex of the college’s culinary program, all students earning a culinary degree are required to operate the restaur... Read more


Bavette La Boucherie is a Milwaukee deli, café and butcher shop specializing in hard-to-find food items. Read more

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Greater Milwaukee is a sturdy hub for emerging food artists and continues to gain acclaim for the impressive amount of locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants within the foodie scene. Our city has many unique gourmet restauran... Read more

Dining Preview

Milwaukee Children’s Choir (MCC), a nonprofit choral organization touching the lives of nearly 700 children with in-school and afterschool programming, will celebrate 20 years of music making with a concert. Featured will be all of its perf... Read more

Classical Music

Compassionate Cake owner Jessica Kelter-Weisnicht admits that vegan bakery has a bad rap. The problem as she sees it is not that most readily available vegan bakery isn’t good—on the contrary, she explains, a lot of it is quite Read more

Dining Preview

One of Milwaukee’s hidden-treasure lunch spots just became a lot less hidden. After 30 years of being tucked away on the sixth floor of a building at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), where it was known... Read more

Dining Preview

Many home cooks have a special recipe that they insist beats anything available commercially—maybe for a secret sauce, a perfect cookie or an unusual cocktail—but few of them attempt to mass-produce and market their signature concoctions... Read more

Dining Preview