The student-operated The Relish Restaurant Group® Restaurant provides training for students in restaurant operations, including fine dining, banquet and buffet service. Classes in dining room service operations coordinate with advanced culinary classes to provide the menu and customer service. The Relish Restaurant Group® Restaurant offers views of two teaching kitchens and the main production kitchen so that customers may observe the food production process. Multiple audio-visual instructional capabilities included in this area provide a unique training laboratory for the food service industry.
The 50-seat dining room is adjacent to and served by the student-run production kitchen. The facility’s design, highlighted by bold lines and bright colors, garnered LS3P Associates an Honor Award, the American Institute of Architect’s highest. Inside 181 Palmer’s sparkling glass walls, tables are dressed in crisp linens and Stolzle stemware, state-of-the-art technology streams in action from the kitchen, and skilled CIC students produce and serve a seasonal prix fixe menu for a value that Southern Living magazine labeled “How to Save Money on Fine Cuisine.”