Special Events

Special Events

All special events that take place in the Culinary Studies Institute are a means to provide a  "real" hands-on learning experience for our students in training!

Our seasoned students in "Events & Catering" are applying their newly attained skills to plan, organize, and execute themed events. They are managers leading our student volunteers in assigned tasks such as banquet service, bartending, décor, and clean up.

Students in "Buffet & Banquets" are planning and preparing the exciting menus for banquet and buffet style service, a very different experience than our restaurants. Their challenge is to execute the well seasoned beautiful plates they imagined for our guests.

"Bakery Merchandising" students are creating special bakery treats for you to take home and enjoy!

All that's missing is YOU!!!!
We need guests to WOW and we greatly appreciate those who take the time to dine with us and support our culinarians in training!

Grab a friend or two and join us for one of this year's events listed below. Call for any questions you may have - 248-522-3700

Carnaval de Havana

February 23, 2017 • 6 pm
Come be whisked away with us on a culinary discovery of Cuba. At the end of a bumpy dirt road, windswept and lined with palm trees, relax and enjoy the musical rumba of the night. Join us in exploring the beauty, foods, and drinks of the Little Havana. Bring your best Cuban attire and dip your feet in the sand with the tropical breeze blowing through, and the sound of the ocean soothing away your troubles.
The noche will include five delicioso courses as well as wine to accompany the meal. In addition, a cash bar and complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres will be served

Price is $55.00 per person

Craft Beer Bonanza

April 20, 2017 • 6 pm
Ale Yeah! This event is a "don't miss" for beer enthusiasts. Come join us for awesome suds and a knock out five course strolling dining experience. Please do sit in judgement as we invite you to play along by voting for your favorite suds. Explore our dangerously drinkable combos at our cash bar as well as enjoy our complementary passed appetizers.

Price is $45.00 per person

22nd Annual Great Lakes Tasting

May 25, 2017
Over 20 excellent restaurants featuring many of our alumni chefs, over 500 wines to sample, a selection of Michigan micro-brews and a fabulous dance band!

Price is $50.00 per person 

The Garden Party

June 11, 2017


St. Patrick's Day Lunch Buffet

March 16, 2017 • 11:15 am - 1 pm
The leprechauns are marching in! No green beer needed here! Grab a four leaf clover, some friends and follow the rainbow to find a magically delicious buffet featuring corned beef and cabbage as well as many other St. Patty Day delights served with the Luck O' The Irish!

Price is $12.00 per person

Hop into Spring Dinner Buffet

April 6, 2017 • 5:30 pm - 8 pm
The crocuses are out and tulips aren't too far behind. Grab some family and friends to join us for our last buffet dining event of the season prepared by our culinary students. We will have appetizers, seasonal entrées and beautiful pastries to enjoy at your own leisurely pace. Wine and beer are available to purchase at a great value to pair with your meal.

Price is $20.00 per person
Paid reservation REQUIRED in advance
Call (248)522-3700. Cash bar available 


Outside of our Wednesday Bakery Counter, we have some special bakery events that feature items created by our students. All bakery events are on Thursdays, please note the dates and times below.

11 am - 1:30 pm
4 PM - 7:30 PM
March 16, 2017 February 23, 2017
  April 20, 2017



February 9 and April 13  11:15 am - 1 pm