Special Events

Special Events

Our themed events are student-run, providing our culinarians hands-on experience to master their craft. Students develop skills in planning and executing banquet and buffet style events, developing innovative menus, designing creative and delicious plates as well as preparing delectable baked goods.

Our events can’t be successful without YOU! Thank you for taking the time to dine with us and support our culinarians in training!

Upcoming Events

All events are held on the Orchard Ridge Campus, J Building, Third Floor. Please check in with the host. A minimum purchase of two tickets is required. Tables are limited to 10 guests.

Seating is limited, so hurry and register today.


Great Lakes Greater Times Lunch Buffet

Thursday, September 23, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM | Cost: $15/ticket

As we fall into our next season, what better way to send off the summer than with an ode to The Great Lakes! Join us for a great spread while our student culinarians tip their hat to our Great Lakes.

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SOLD OUT It's The Great Pumpkin Lunch Buffet

Thursday, October 28, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM | Cost: $15/ticket

Instead of sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin, get into the fall spirit with our late harvest themed buffet. Enjoy extravagantly carved pumpkins, heartwarming toddies and a buffet sourced with seasonal fare to create the perfect fall day.

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The Back Roads of America, East of the Mississippi Dinner Event

Thursday, November 18, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM | Cost: $65/ticket

When life seems to be moving too fast and you’re unable to keep up, take the back road and see where it leads. Join us for an evening dining through the back roads of America, east of the Mississippi. Enjoy a strolling cocktail hour of small-town delicacies and don’t forget to refuel at our southern hospitality station, the bar. Afterward, we invite you to mosey toward the dining room for a down home, five-course dinner that will leave you wondering why you didn’t take the back road sooner.

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High tea


Thursday, November 18, 11:15 am to 1 pm | Cost: $28/ticket

Join us for traditional tea service with a five-course lunch included. Ladies are encouraged to wear a fabulous hat!
Reservations are required at rdlewis@oaklandcc.edu.
NOTE: held in the Reflections Restaurant, 4th floor of J Building

Your safety is our priority and so we are limiting the capacity in our restaurants and requiring reservations. We are not able to accommodate walk-in guests or process refunds at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

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