Weekly Lunch Service at El Centro

​Come Taste What Our Students Are Cooking

Students of the Food and Hospitality Institute prepare complete three-course meals to prove their skills, applying their knowledge to a real-world audience. 

Reservations are required, and seats are in high demand!

Meals are served in the Dining Room, C-100, accessed through the Market Street entrance. The cost is $15, and credit cards are accepted.

To make a reservation, call 214-860-2217. Once your reservation is made, you may call 214-860-2048 to pay by credit card.

New England Dinner Menu
Feb. 19, 2019

Starter course – Choice of:
New England Shrimp, Crab and Corn Chowder
- Or -
Boston Bibb Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette

Entrée course
Yanke Pot Roast (Short Rib)
with Red Win Jus, Fingerling Potatoes and Root Vegetables

Dessert course:
Cinnamon Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream

Assorted Breads

Seating at 5:30 pm



Indian Lunch Menu
Feb. 21, 2019

Starter course – Choice of:
Lamb Kebabs with Mango Chutney and Cashews
- Or -
Vegetable Pakora, Fried Cauliflower with Mint Chutney

Entrée course
Chicken Tikka Masala
with Basmati Rice and Indian seasoned Vegetables

Dessert course:
Kheer, Rose Water Cardamom Rice Pudding
- Or -
Gulab Jamun, Sweet fried pastry with Rose Water Syrup

Garlic Naan
Aloo Paratha

Seating at 11:30 am


Spring 2019 Dinner Service: American Regional Cuisine

4Pacific NorthwestADJUNCT DINNER2/12
5New EnglandPrix Fixe2/19
6MidwestPrix Fixe2/26
7HawaiiHALL OF FAME3/5
8SPRING BREAK----------------------3/15
9Rocky MountainPrix Fixe3/19
10Deep SouthPrix Fixe3/26
11Southwestà La Carte4/2
12Cajun/Creoleà La Carte4/9
13Mid-Atlanticà La Carte4/16
15Floridaà La Carte4/30
16Texasà La Carte5/7


Spring 2019 Lunch Service: International Cuisine

Week  Menu  Theme  Dates:  Prep/Service 
Greece/Turkey February  7  
British Isles February 14 
India February  21 
6.  Faculty Development  Thur. Feb. 28  No Service 
South America March  7 
  Spring Break  March 11-15  No Service 
France  Retiree's Lunch  March  21  No Service. 
Scandinavia    March 28 
10  Italy  a la carte  April  4 
11  Mexico  Buffet  April  11 
12  Caribbean  a la carte  April  18  
13  Southeast Asia  a la carte  April  25 
14  Spain  A la carte  May  2 
15  Middle East  Family Style  May  9 

Prix Fixe menus will have a choice of first course only.  

A la carte menus will consist of a choice of items for each of the courses offered.