GTCC Culinary Arts Dining Reservations
Frequently Asked Questions
- What's new at GTCC Culinary Dining
Although we have changed our address the location Koury Hospitality Building on the Jamestown Campus has not moved.
The new address is: 601 E. Main Street, PO Box 309, Jamestown NC 27282
We ask that you remember that this is a class room and we will do our best to serve
your meal in one hour so that we can conclude our class on the scheduled time. We are
working on opening the door a few minutes early so that we can service you better.
- What is dining at GTCC all about?
Our dining room is collaborative event between two classes in the Hotel-Restaurant
Management and Culinary Technology curriculums whereby food is produced and served
for sale to the public during the class meeting times.
Students who are cooking and serving are doing so as lab hours in two required courses.
Some students are very new to the tasks they are learning to perform and others
have more proficiency.
As they learn through their successes as well as mistakes we work towards every
guest having a wonderful dining experience. The cost of the meal only covers the
supplies used to create it. Students in each class rotate through various positions
including; server, student dining room manager, cashier, bus person, back waiter,
chef of the day, grill, sauté, dessert, soup, salad and dish room.
- How do I make a reservation?
Please use our new online system accessible on the Reservations page of this website.
This is a teaching tool for our students and timesaver for college employees. Diners
must have a reservation in order to be seated.
- When are reservations available?
We serve lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 and dinner on Thursday evenings at
7:00pm. Each semester we offer different types of Cuisine based upon the class requirements.
They include American/Continental Cuisine, Global Cuisine and Classical French Cuisine.
When making your reservation on line, you will be able to see the menu for that meal for
your selected service date and the location of the dining room of where you will be served.
We are open 10 weeks each semester as indicated by our online reservation link.
- How much does it cost and what forms of payment are accepted?
Lunch is $7.00 per person and dinner is $9.00. Tax is included in the cost of your meal.
We take cash or check made out to Guilford Technical Community College. Payment is
accepted at the cash register by our student cashier. We now accept credit cards for payment of the meals only, all tips must continue be in cash. Any reservation made for 8 or more guest requires prepayment
10 business days after booking. Thank your for your cooperation in advance.
- Who do I make the check payable to?
Please make all checks to GTCC Culinary Dining - Also, if you can please put
"GTCC Culinary Dining" on the mailing envelope, this will help get your check to
the correct department
- What if I need to cancel or make a change to my reservation?
If you must cancel or make a change, please do so as soon as possible by sending an
e-mail to email@example.com or call 336-334-4822 extension 50452 (at least 48
hours in advance) so that we may be able to fill any available seats. Often, there
are others who would like to dine with us.
- Can I make standing reservations?
No. Please do not make reservations each week for the same group as there are many
people and families of our students who would like to dine with us. Therefore, we
cannot accommodate standing reservations at this time.
- Can I come without a reservation?
No. Dining is by reservation only.
- May we tip our student server?
Students are not allowed to accept individual gratuities. They are after all, earning
college credit for their Dining Room Service course, however donations to our student
club, are gratefully accepted at the cash register. The club raises money for student
scholarships and educational field trips and performs community services.
Diners who find themselves particularly interested in helping a student further
their education may contact the GTCC Foundation.
- May I reserve the entire room for my group?
For groups of 8 or more, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone
at 336-334-4822 extension 50452. Due to table size limitations, parties larger than
8 people will not be seated at the same table.
- I have food allergies and/or special food requests. Can those be accommodated?
As we are not a "real" restaurant, but a classroom, the menu is dictated by student
learning objectives. If it possible to omit an ingredient, we will be happy to,
but if the ingredient has already been cooked into an item, or a cooking technique
is specified by the day's lesson, then we must adhere to our lesson for the day.
- Where are your dining rooms located?
We are in the Koury Hospitality Careers Center building off of High Point Road.
The Main Dining room is located on the first floor in room 135, while our 2nd
floor Dining room is located upstairs in room 264.
- Where do I park?
Diners may use any parking space that is not marked for staff/faculty. We are a
busy school and during the lunch time parking is not always close. Please feel free
to drop off any guest at the door in the circle and proceed to a parking place.
- Is alcohol served and, if not, can I bring my own?
We do not have a license to sell alcohol or allow brown bagging.
- Why is it so hard to get a table?
Our dining room operates as a learning laboratory for students in our Dining Room
Service and Culinary production classes; Classical or International and American
Regional Cuisine. Due to our curriculum requirements, enrollment in other required
courses and our desire not to operate in competition with local restaurants employing
our students, we are only "open" to invite the public to "come to class"; one meal
per week; fall semester we offer Classical Cuisine and in the spring semester we
offer American Regional and International Cuisine for both lunch and dinner on Wednesday
and Thursday only. Our students pay for the class and are entitled to leave when
class is over. Each table is "sat" only once in order to finish on time. Some students
have a class following this one or are scheduled for work at paying jobs. We are
grateful for your interest and enthusiasm about our students and in our programs.