Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Plaza, a gateway to the Culinary Institute, is a transformative solution for park and event space supporting the Institute‘s operations. The student garden has controlled access and is open to the public during the day providing students with outdoor workspace areas for quiet congregation and discussions. The amphitheater seating allows for small performances and outdoor teaching. Developed within a former parking lot, the triangular space is framed by ornamental trees with decorative pavement extending onto and through a public street and to the building entry. A bronze medallion, granite bands, pavers, and solar lights set a grand approach into the college building. The space can accommodate additional seating and Hudson County Community College has hosted functions of up to 200 people within the plaza.