Skip Navigation
Prairie Banner

Prairie, A CLC Student-Managed Restaurant

Menus

*Select dates only. See schedule.

Reservations

Email request to prairie@clcillinois.edu. Your reservation will be confirmed by return email.

Location

Prairie is located in C001 at the Grayslake Campus on the lower level of the C Wing.


Prairie Restaurant Schedule

Prairie will be open every Wednesday and Thursday, and selected Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Wednesday, Sep. 7. The last date of service for the Fall 2016 semester will be Dec. 9. Note that Prairie will be closed Nov. 23 - 25 for Thanksgiving Break. 

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, students in the course Contemporary Restaurant Principles will present a menu featuring items typically offered by an upscale dining establishment. The course is taught by Chef Instructor Rob Wygant.

View Menu for Wednesday and Thursday (PDF)

Tuesdays (see dates below), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On selected Tuesdays, students in the course American Regional Cuisine will offer a specific menu each day of service. The course is taught by Chef Instructors Rob Wygant and William Vena.

View Menu for Tuesday (PDF)

Following are the dates of service and the featured cuisine:

  • September 13 – New England
  • September 27 – Southeast
  • October 11 – New Orleans & The Gulf
  • October 25 – The Southern States
  • November 8 – Midwest & The Plains
  • November 22 – The South West
  • December 6 – Pacific Coast

Fridays (see dates below), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On selected Fridays, students in the course French Cuisine will offer a specific menu each day of service.  The course is taught by Chef Instructors Rob Wygant and William Vena.

View Menu for Friday (PDF)

Following are the dates of service and the featured cuisine:

  • September 9 – The South of France
  • September 23 – Bordeaux
  • October 7 – The Loire Valley
  • October 21 – Burgundy
  • November 4 – Alsace - Lorraine
  • November 18 – Normandy & Northern France
  • December 9 – Paris

Prairie Restaurant Desserts

Students will prepare baked goods, such as quick breads, pate a choux, tarts, pies and cookies, custards, petits fours, mousses, and cakes. These desserts will be served as part of the Dessert Menu at Prairie.

View the Dessert Menu (PDF)

Prairie Restaurant

Hospitality and Culinary Management students will showcase their skills in CLC's student-managed restaurant, Prairie, by preparing and serving lunch for the CLC community (while enrolled in HCM classes). Students will experience all facets of running a restaurant and prepare menu items that use locally grown and produced ingredients. The CLC community will have the opportunity to taste dishes that are typically served in upscale dining establishments.