Special Events

Special Events

All special events that take place in the Culinary Studies Institute are a means to provide a  "real" hands-on learning experience for our students in training!

Our seasoned students in "Events & Catering" are applying their newly attained skills to plan, organize, and execute themed events. They are managers leading our student volunteers in assigned tasks such as banquet service, bartending, décor, and clean up.

Students in "Buffet & Banquets" are planning and preparing the exciting menus for banquet and buffet style service, a very different experience than our restaurants. Their challenge is to execute the beautiful and delicious plates they imagined for our guests.

"Bakery Merchandising" students are creating special bakery treats for you to take home and enjoy!

All that's missing is YOU!!!!

We need guests to WOW and we greatly appreciate those who take the time to dine with us and support our culinarians in training!

All events are held at the Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills


Tribute to the Rat Pack - EVENT CANCELLED
Featuring the OCC Community Jazz Band

March 12, 2020 • 6pm • $55

Boots Belts and Bows Country Hoedown - EVENT CANCELLED
April 23, 2020 • 6pm • $55


Tickets can be purchased the day of the Buffet.  Groups of 8 or more need to make reservations by calling 248-522-3700

Kentucky Derby Buffet - EVENT CANCELLED
April 9, 2020 • 11:15am - 1pm • $11




Outside of our Wednesday Bakery Counter, we have some special bakery events that feature items created by our students. All bakery events are on Thursdays, please note the dates and times below.



Reservations required prior to payment

Call to make reservations prior to event. Pre-paid tickets are required to attend they are priced at $27.00 and sold at the culinary office.
Culinary Office:  248.522.3700