Nashoba Tech Chef-Instructor Fran Zentgraf, of Ayer, shows juniors the proper way to cut vegetables in the kitchen of The Elegant Chef. Courtesy photo

WESTFORD — They’re warming up the ovens at The Elegant Chef, the in-school restaurant at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, for its grand opening on Tuesday.

The multiple award-winning restaurant will be open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., when school is in session. Reservations are not needed, but to make one or to obtain a menu, call 978-692-9958.

The teaching team of Chef-Instructors Fran Zentgraf and Carley Capraro from the Culinary Arts program, and Chef-Instructor Jeremy Bussiere from the Hospitality Management program, have their students well-equipped to prepare and serve the best — and most cost-effective — lunch around.

Junior Joseph Mason (Townsend) fries up some vegetables in the kitchen of The Elegant Chef as fellow juniors, from left, Connor Stenquist (Chelmsford), Daishon Petitpas (Pepperell) and Andrew Boyle (Chelmsford) look on. Courtesy photo

The ever-popular Friday Buffet will return on Oct. 11.

Nashoba Tech is a member of the Military Community Covenants Policy, through which current and former military members and their families receive discounted goods and services, including 10 percent off lunch at The Elegant Chef.