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! Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Fridays for the following week.

Meals are served in the Dining Room, C-100, accessed through the Market Street entrance. The cost is $12, 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. We start accepting reservations at 9 a.m. Friday mornings.


 
California Dinner Buffet
April 17, 2018

Appetizers:
California Fresh Spring Rolls
Mexican Egg-Rolls
Lemon Artichoke Orzo Soup

Entrées:
Korean-town Short Ribs
Baja Roasted Chicken
Citrus Garlic Salmon

Sides:
Fried Rice
Roasted Acorn Squash
Grilled Asparagus

Desserts:
Meyer Lemon Bars
Mini Bundt Cake

Focaccia Bread

B.Y.O.B.

Seating at 6:00 pm
 
 
 
Caribbean Lunch Menu
April 19, 2018

Starter course – Choice of:
Pineapple Carpaccio with Escabeche and Legumes
- Or -
Tostones with Tomatoes, Tomatillos, and Guava BBQ Sauce

Entrée course - Choice of:
Ropa Vieja with Mofongo and Picklese
- Or -
Jerk Chicken with Seasonal Rice and Tropical Chow Chow

Dessert course - Choice of:
Mocha Bread Pudding with Spiked Coconut Whipped cream
- Or -
Rum Cake with Butter Rum Sauce and Banana Flambé

Breads:
Caribbean Cornbread, Hops Bread, Whole Wheat Cocoa Bread
Served with Salted Butter and Honey Butter


Seating at 11:30 - 11:45 am
 
 
 

American Regional Dinners

Tuesdays, Spring 2018

Cuisine

Service Dates

 

Pacific Northwest February 6
New England February 13
Midwest February  20
Hawaii February 27
Rocky Mountain

March  6

 

Spring Break No Meal Service

Deep South

 

March  20

Southwest

A la carte

March  27

Cajun/Creole

A la carte

April  3

Mid-Atlantic

A la carte

April 10

California

Buffet

April  17

Florida

A la carte

April  24

Texas

A la carte

 May 1

Regular 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.


International Lunches

Thursdays, Spring 2018

 
Cuisine: Service Dates
Greece/Turkey Feb 1
British Isles February  8
France February  15
Middle East February  22
Faculty Professional Development No Meal Service
South America March  8
  Spring Break No Meal Service

India

A la carte

March  22
Korea March  29

Italy

Retirees Lunch

April 5

Not open to public

Mexico Buffet April  12
Caribbean A la carte April  19
Southeast Asia A la carte April  26

Spain

A la carte

May  3

Regular 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