O.C. broke ground on its new Culinary Arts Center Wednesday.
The new building is adjacent to the new tennis and softball complex site.
Administrators say once the Culinary Arts Center is up and running, it will house two restaurants.
One restaurant will be a grab-and-go cafe, and the other will be a sit-down restaurant.
Administrators say they will both restaurants will feature unique, fusion cuisine.
Both restaurants will also be staffed by almost entirely by students.
"It's a big thing for us as far as a recruiting tool and have some visibility with them," Odessa College Director of Culinary Arts J.B. Ward told Big 2. "So they can interact more with our students and members of this community."
The Culinary Arts Center is part of O.C.'s Vision 2015 project.
The center is costs $3.8 million, with most of its funding coming from the $68 million bond passed by Ector County voters in November 2010.
O.C. administrators say the Culinary Arts Center should be operational by Spring 2013.