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!


 Chinese New Year Festival

February 22, 2018 • 6pm
Friends, family and neighbors please join us to celebrate the auspicious year of the Dog with a festive five course dinner of traditional Chinese cuisine accompanied by wine service. Gather for good fortune and spirits at our cash bar of signature cocktails, wine and beer as well as passed complimentary hors de oeuvres. Cast away bad luck and bring forth good luck by wearing your best red garment in pursuit of a bright and beautiful year.

Price is $55 per person
Signature drinks may be purchased

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Espionage Spy vs Spy

April 19, 2018
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves an adventure filled with exotic culinary delights.

MISSION DETAILS:  You are under specific instructions to enjoy a five course dinner accompanied by a secret wine selection to be revealed to you at the appropriate time. We need new agents so bring family or friends who have not been compromised or corrupted.  Come dressed to kill and join us for a cocktail, wine or beer at our cash bar with passed appetizers as you assume your secret agent identity.

RENDEZVOUS POINT:  Culinary Studies Institute at Oakland Community College.  As always, should any member of your team be caught or compromised, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in five seconds.

Price is $55 per person
Signature drinks may be purchased

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St. Patrick's Day Evening Buffet

March 15, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a wee bit of Marlarkey and lots of good cheer with your family, club or corporate gathering. Come indulge on lively libations at our cash bar and feast on Emerald Isle culinary creations from delectable starters all the way to delightful finishes.

Price is $25 per person, cash bar is available.  Paid reservation required.  Please note that ticket sales end a week prior to event.

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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.

4 pm - 7:30 pm
December 7 
 March 15



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