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

Regional American Cuisine

Enjoy fresh, seasonal, regional American food prepared and served by students in Culinary & Pastry Arts and Service classes. This semester will kick off on September 11th with our South Atlantic menu. We will be featuring New England, the North Central/Midwest region and South Central cuisines in upcoming menus.

  • Lunches available Wednesday and Thursday with seatings at 11:15, 11:30, or 11:45 a.m.
    $20 per person (Includes tax)
  • Dinners available Tuesday evenings with seatings at 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
    $20 per person (Includes tax)

International Cuisine Dinners

Join us select Wednesdays for a culinary trip around the world. Enjoy food from across the globe accompanied by wines carefully chosen by students in our Wines program. Beginning October 4, we'll be exploring the cuisines of Italy, Germany, India and celebrating Christmas Victorian style in our upcoming International Cuisine menus. You'll receive attentive service from our students as you enjoy the view in Waterleaf dining room. Check back for menu.

  • Open select Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • $50 per person (Includes tax)

Contemporary Cuisine

Join us this semester as we celebrate the flavors and dishes that inspire us. From the produce of Midwestern farms, to old school steak house menus, experience our spin on our favorite dishes and ingredients as you enjoy thoughtfully paired wines in beautiful Waterleaf dining room. Contemporary Cuisine menu.

  • Open select Thursdays with seatings at 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
  • $65 per person with wine pairing or $55 per person without (Includes tax)