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

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

Korean-town Short Ribs
Baja Roasted Chicken
Citrus Garlic Salmon

Fried Rice
Roasted Acorn Squash
Grilled Asparagus

Meyer Lemon Bars
Mini Bundt Cake

Focaccia Bread


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

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


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


A la carte

March  27


A la carte

April  3


A la carte

April 10



April  17


A la carte

April  24


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


A la carte

March  22
Korea March  29


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


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