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Old 07-20-2010, 09:50 PM
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A friend has just visited the "Training Restaurant" at our local newly opened Culinary Institute for lunch and she said it was fantastic!

I wondered if any members on this forum had dined at one of these restaurants in your area and if so, what your experiences were

Here are some sample menus that I found just browsing some of the bigger cities:



About Us: Petite Passion: Lunch Menu: The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Muskegon, MI


Atlanta (lunch and dinner)

Creations Lunch Menu: About Us: The Art Institute of Atlanta

Creations Dining Menu: About Us: The Art Institute of Atlanta

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Old 07-20-2010, 10:43 PM
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Here are some pretty good ones:


Kendall College
The Dining Room at Kendall College | School of Culinary Arts

I strongly recommend the Grand Buffet for $25 which is a monthly event.

Art Institute of Chicago
About Us: Backstage Bistro Restaurant: The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

Campbell River, BC:

North Island College -
North Island College - Culinary Arts

And of course, there is always the Culinary Institute of America:

Culinary Institute of America Restaurants-The Culinary Institute of America
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:01 PM
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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DD attended a technical high school that had a culinary school, which she was in.
They have a bistro, which is wonderful!
Sorry there is no link to it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:53 AM
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Yes, we have one in Central Islip.

I haven't gone in a few years. Thanks for jogging my memory.

I'll have to see if they still have a big buffet at lunch. It was wonderful!
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:23 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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The college in a town I lived in had a culinary arts department, and presented several dinners a year with tickets sold to the general public. It wasn't a buffet, it was a sit-down meal with servers. Each dinner through the year had a different ethnic twist.

In the 60's, the only place backpackers could afford to eat in Stockholm was at the cooking school, which was open every evening. It was awful. It was like eating off hospital trays.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:46 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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I was a judge at A Wingfest in Chicago, and the Culinary institue made some kickazz wings. They got my vote.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:09 PM
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I've had lunch at the hospitality/culinary college within my university and the hotel run by cornell university although I don't know if student handled the food

I did eat at the CIA restaurant near Napa and had a really enjoyable meal

There is a restaurant available for the Scottsdale Culinary Institute (Le Cordon Bleu school) - menu online looks a little old, but reasonable


The Arizona Culinary School has a lunch time restaurant as well called Du Jour

Don't know why i've never thought of them as a place to eat .... then again there are so many restaurants out here I still have a long list of the ones I want to try
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:21 PM
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I am in Charleston SC and my husband took out 11 yr old daughter to ours. The had a very fancy 5 course French meal. They both said the food was amazing. You do have to make a reservation and dress up to go. He plans to make that the place he takes our daughters to on all of their father/daughter dates.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:22 PM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Vita Nova, the University of Delaware's culinary department restaurant, is excellent. I have eaten there many times and I am never disappointed.

Vita Nova | Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics | University of Delaware
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:44 PM
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Disapointed to not see roasted hen on the menu
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