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.
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.
Fall 2013 Regional American Cuisine Lunches and Dinners
Wheat Café is our 50-seat casual dining room specializing in seasonal, farm to table, contemporary American cuisine. Wheat Café is open this Fall Semester for lunches on Thursdays and Fridays beginning September 12. Dinners are served on Wednesdays beginning on September 11.
Lunch reservations can be made for 11:15, 11:30, or 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays
Regional Cuisine Lunch: $15.00 per person (Includes 8.25% tax)
Dinner reservations can be made for 6:45, 7 or 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays
Regional Cuisine Dinner: $22.00 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.
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.
Make reservations for International Cuisine Culinary Class Dinners at OpenTable.com.
Reservations can be made until an event is sold out. Limited seating is available at each event. We accept cash, check (payable to College of DuPage), Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
In an attempt to hold down costs, our reservation process is going green. Reservations are now made online to reduce paper copy and postage fees!
To receive all further information from Culinary and Hospitality Administration, please use the online reservation system.
The email information you provide when making an online reservation will allow timely updates of dining options and special events! With budgets shrinking and costs increasing, an electronic message allows us to hold down costs while providing our students with an opportunity to serve you!
If you do not have an email address, consider asking a friend, relative or neighbor if they would receive information on your behalf. Use their electronic information when making your reservation! Most local public libraries — including the College of DuPage Library — will be happy to help you set up a free email address.
Should you not have email access, please call (630) 942-2284. There will be a recording. Leave the information requested. Calls will be returned in the order received. Reservations are guaranteed only when availability has been determined and your phone call has been returned.
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.
Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Mary Beth Leone, Professor, Hospitality
Tim Meyers, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
David Kramer, Co-Coordinator, Culinary and Baking
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
2012 College of DuPage