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

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

The Garden Party

June 11, 2017
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens
480 S Adams Rd
Rochester, MI 48309

The mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) is to provide trade school and culinary school scholarships to underprivileged young adults. TGPF believes that the purpose of education is to teach students skills allowing them the opportunity to create their own self-sustainable life, which goes hand in hand with TGPF’s intention…to help one student at a time reach their dreams.


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 April 20, 2017



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