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Prairie, A CLC Student-Managed Restaurant

Prairie Restaurant Schedule

Prairie will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and selected Fridays beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10. The last date of service for the Fall semester will be Dec. 12. Note that Prairie will be closed Nov. 26-28 for Thanksgiving.

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)

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

On selected Fridays, students in the course Italian Regional Cuisine will offer a specific regional menu each day of service. The course is taught by Chef Instructor Rob Wygant.

View Menu for Friday (PDF)

Following are the dates of service and the featured regions of Italy:

  • 09/12 - Sicily and Sardinia
  • 09/26 - Campania and Abruzzo
  • 10/10 - Tuscany and Lazio
  • 10/24 - Emilia-Romagna
  • 11/07 - Lombardy, Trentino, Fruilli and Veneto
  • 11/21 - Piedmont and Val d'Aosta
  • 12/12 - Best of Italy week


To make a reservation, send an email to Your reservation will be confirmed by return email.

Reservations will be confirmed beginning September 8.  


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

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.