Dine With Us

Enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner options at Wheat Café and Waterleaf.

  • Advance reservations are required for each event. You can now make reservations online at OpenTable.com.
  • It is recommended that one person make the entire reservation for the group. Please have alternate dates available.
  • Some menus are repeated.


Wheat Cafe

The Wheat Café, located in the college's Culinary & Hospitality Center, is a fine dining experience that offers real-life training to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management students. Wheat Café patrons will appreciate students' culinary creativity, utilizing fresh regional and seasonal ingredients. Guests will also appreciate the students' attentive service. It is one of the most highly sought after dining pleasures in the western suburbs.

Summer 2014 Regional American Cuisine Lunches

Wheat Café is our 50-seat casual dining room specializing in seasonal, farm to table, contemporary American cuisine. Wheat Café is open this Summer Semester for lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Tuesday, June 17th and running through Wednesday, July 23rd.  Dinners are not available during the Summer Term.

Lunch reservations can be made for 11:15, 11:30, or 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Regional Cuisine Lunch: $15.00 per person (Includes 8.25% tax)

For further information or to make reservations please visit our website at wheatrestaurant.com.

Make reservations at OpenTable.com.





Classical Cuisine Culinary Class Dinners

Enjoy an evening of fine food and wines prepared and served by advanced culinary students. Fresh flowers and elegant, welcoming service will delight your senses at the Classical Dinners. The multi-course dinner, in the Waterleaf dining room, is a contemporary expression of classical French cuisine served with appropriate wines.

The total cost of each evening of gourmet dining is $55 per person. (Includes 8.25% tax). Seatings are at 6, 6:15 and 6:30 p.m on select Tuesdays this Spring.

Classical Cuisine Dinners are not available during the Summer Term but will return in Fall 2014.

Make reservations for Classical Cuisine Culinary Class Dinners at OpenTable.com.


International Cuisine Class Dinners

Experience the enjoyment of a wonderful and relaxing evening by taking a gastronomic tour of the world from the comfort of the enchanting Waterleaf Dining Room at the College of DuPage. Regional cuisines will feature recipes celebrating the seasons and utilizing the freshest ingredients. Guests will also appreciate attentive service as they enjoy a carefully chosen wine or beer to compliment the menu.

The total cost of each evening of gourmet dining is $40 per person. (Includes 8.25% tax). Dinner is served at 7 p.m. on select Mondays this Spring.

International Cuisine Dinners are not available during the Summer Term but will return in Fall 2014.

Make reservations for International Cuisine Culinary Class Dinners at OpenTable.com.


Reservation Information

Limited seating is available at each event. Reservations may be made until an event is sold out. Should you not have internet access, please call (630) 942-2284. Calls will be promptly returned in the order received. Reservations are guaranteed only when availability has been determined and your phone call has been returned.

We accept cash, check (payable to College of DuPage), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Please consider your reservation a commitment to the students. If you must cancel, please do so at least 24 hours before your reservation. Cancel in the manner you made your reservation: at opentable.com, or call (630) 942-2284.

To receive further information from Culinary and Hospitality Administration, please visit our website.

Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
(630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Mary Beth Leone, Coordinator, Hospitality
(630) 942-2059

Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-3223

David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
(630) 942-2868

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592