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John Holley Dining Room

we invite you to dine in our culinary classroom

The John Holley Dining Room is a beautiful facility that opens its culinary season with a variety of "classes" available to the public simulating an operating restaurant. This classroom is named in honor of Mr. Holley for his contributions, leadership and passion to the Culinary Program during his 14-year teaching career at the College.

This state-of-the-art classroom allows instruction that integrates industry technology, systems and innovation. Students experience quality “hands-on” learning by interacting with dining guests. Each Fall and Spring this classroom serves à la carte luncheon menus, banquet-style “Cuisines of the World” menus and in the Spring a magnificent dinner featuring frequently changing menus that emphasize the classical French cuisine as was prepared during the lifetime of Escoffier.

We consider the John Holley Dining Room, located on the first floor of the Advanced Technology Center, to be a place for diners to meet and enjoy the atmosphere, ambience and culinary delights that our students create. At the same time, we remember that this is a classroom and that properly combining fine service and food is work as both an art and as a practice. Reservations are required.

Beginning Friday, September 13 at 8:00am we will open reservations for the John Holley Dining Room Fall semester.  This semester the students will host a lunch menu from Cuisines of the World.  A different country's menu will be featured each week.  Lunch dates will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:30am and 12:00pm.  Dress code for the Holley Dining Room is Business Casual.

All reservations must be made for a party of four (4).  The cost is $15.00 per person, or $60.00 per reservation.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.  Payment must be made at the time the reservation is placed and all reservations are non-refundable.  

Remember the John Holley Dining Room is our classroom.  Lunch service will take approximately 1-1/2 hours as guidance and instruction will be provided by the faculty during the service.  If you arrive late for your reservation, you will most likely miss a course.  We cannot make substitutions or accommodate special dietary needs.  Please do not ask for take-out, our students need the service experience and we do not have take-out containers.

Please contact Ms. Barbara Cline for reservations at (850) 872-3838 or by email at bcline@gulfcoast.edu.

Lunch Dates - Monday or Wednesday
Monday, September 30, 11:30 am
Monday, September 30, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 2, 11:30 am
Monday, October 14, 11:30 am
Monday, October 14, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 11:30 am
Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 pm
Monday, October 21, 11:30 am
Monday, October 21, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 am
Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 pm
Monday, November 18, 11:30 am
Monday, November 18, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 11:30 am
Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 pm
 

 

 

CONTACT US

Barbara Cline
Assistant Coordinator, Business and Technology
(850) 872-3838
bcline@gulfcoast.edu

Steve Withall
Instructional Coordinator, Culinary and Hospitality
(850) 769-1551, ext. 4019
swithall@gulfcoast.edu

 

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