Outside of Waterleaf Restaurant exterior

Waterleaf Restaurant

Waterleaf Restaurant, located in College of DuPage's Culinary and Hospitality Center, is a dining experience that offers real-life training to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts and Restaurant Management students.

Patrons can experience culinary and pastry students' creativity while enjoying a multi-course meal, utilizing fresh regional and seasonal ingredients. Attentive service is provided by service and sales students. Waterleaf hours vary.

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Waterleaf Reservations

Schedule and Menus

International Cuisine Lunches

Join us select Tuesdays for a culinary trip around the world. Enjoy food from across the globe accompanied by wines carefully chosen by students in our Wines program. This semester we're exploring the cuisines of Persia, Portugal, Myanmar and the Balkans in our upcoming International Cuisine menus. You'll receive attentive service from our students as you enjoy the view in Waterleaf dining room.

  • Open select Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • $20 per person (Includes 8.0% tax)

Regional American and Contemporary Cuisine options returning this Fall

In our Regional American Cuisine class you will enjoy fresh, seasonal, food prepared and served by students in Culinary and Pastry Arts and Service classes. Different cuisines from around the US are featured each term with both lunch and dinner seatings available. Wines available by the glass.  

Our Contemporary Cuisine students invite you to participate in an evening of fine food prepared and served by advanced culinary students in beautiful Waterleaf dining room. Choose the prix fixe menu which includes wine pairings or select specific dishes with the new a la carte option. Wines available by the bottle or glass.