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!

SPECIAL EVENT DINNERS 


America Coast to Coast
October 11, 2018 • 6pm

From California to the New York Island this dinner is made for you and me. Join us for a celebration of Americas finest cuisine and libations. In pursuit of happiness, let us dazzle you with our hand crafted signature cocktails, wine, and beer accompanied by complementary appetizers before dinner service. We hold these truths to be self-evident that you will be captivated and charmed by the ambiance and entertainment. This is the land of opportunity so acquire your tickets early!

The Great Gatsby's Holiday Affair
December 13, 2018 • 6pm

You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough. Come join us for a lavish five course soirée featuring a cocktail hour of signature giggle water, beer, and wine as well as complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres. We are honored to feature the acclaimed OCC Community Jazz Band who will play the sounds of the era. Bring your air tight Gatsby get-up or flapper dress and win a prize to guarantee a roaring good time. "In his enchanted gardens, men and ladies came and went like moths, among the whispering and champagne stars." Come for the party with a simplicity of heart that is its own ticket of admission.

Imported from Detroit
February 21, 2019

In our dynamic ever-evolving city of motors and Motown, Detroit is a melting pot of rich heritages. Celebrate the unique culture of Detroit with food inspired by destinations from New Center, Cork Town, to Poletown just to name a few. Try our Motor City influenced craft cocktails, beer, and wine at our cash bar, as well a complementary appetizers. Sit back and chill as you are served five delectable courses with colorful urban décor and entertainment.

French Countryside Dinner
April 18, 2019 • 6pm

Embark on a tour of French history place, culture, and cuisine. Join us deep in the French countryside where food forms a connection - between the people at the table, between the generations who have passed down a recipe, between the terroir, the meal that has sprung from it, and the history that continues to live on the plate. Meet us in our French focused lounge featuring cocktails, beer, and wine while delighting on complimentary hors d'ouevres. Enjoy an evening of the sights and sounds of France. Bring your best beret or costume for a prize.

LUNCH  BUFFETS


Back to School Buffet
September 20, 2018 • 11:15am - 1pm

Get your rulers and number two pencils out. Fall is right around the corner and to showcase this time of the year, the students and staff of the Culinary Studies Institute are offering a refined and exciting lunch buffet. Our Culinary students will be preparing appetizers, seasonal entrees, and elegant pastries that can all be enjoyed at your leisure.
Reservations needed for groups of 8 or more only.

Late Fall Harvest Buffet
November 8, 2018 • 11:15am - 1pm

Embrace the changing colors and weather with our afternoon of epicurean delights. Come hungry and make yourself at home with our self-serve beverage station and fabulous décor. Our Buffet and Banquet class will dazzle you with the season's freshest farmers-market fare.
Reservations needed for groups of 8 or more only.

Wish it were Spring Buffet
February 7, 2019 • 11:15am - 1pm

The crocuses aren't out yet and tulips are still asleep, but don't fret. Grab your friends and family and join us for our first buffet event of the season prepared by our award winning culinary students. We will feature seasonal entrées and delicious pastries to enjoy at your own leisurely pace. a beverage station is available to refresh your palate.
Reservations needed for groups of 8 or more only.

International Smorgasbord Buffet
April 4, 2019 • 11:15am - 1pm

What better way is there to celebrate the coming of warmer weather than to have a worldly spring buffet? Immerse yourself in the flavors of spring with our afternoon of culinary delights. Come hungry and make yourself at home with our self-serve beverage station and fabulous décor.

 

SPECIAL BAKERY EVENTS

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.

EVENING DATES
4 pm - 7:30 pm
December 13 
 

HIGH TEA
Reservations required prior to payment

Call to make reservations prior to event. Pre-paid tickets are required to attend they are priced at $27.00 and sold at the culinary office.
Culinary Office:  248.522.3700

Fall 2018                                                       Winter 2019
September 20                                                 February 7 
November 8                                                          April 4