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Tickets to the fall 2021 Culinary Café are sold out. Spring 2022 tickets will go on sale in January 2022 online via the School of Human Sciences marketplace store.


The Culinary Café serves lunch noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the regular fall and spring terms. Reservations are limited and sell out fast, so make your reservations early. 

Bring your order confirmation with you to your lunch reservation. If you don't receive an order confirmation via email, contact call 936.468.4502.

Fall 2021 themes and menus

Oct. 26: Latin
Puerto Rican Cabbage Salad with Sorullos
Arroz con Gandules y Bistec with Avocado Crema
Chocolate and Banana Sopapilla Cheesecake

Oct. 28: Creole
Okra and Corn Maque Choux Soup
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Seafood Rockefeller Sauce and Lyonnaise Potatoes
Berry Napoleon with Orange Sabayon and Puff Pastry

November 4 Country Cooking
Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad
Salisbury Steak with Scalloped Potatoes and Mushroom Onion Gravy
Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Nov. 11: Cajun
Cajun House Salad with Blackened Ranch Dressing
Blackened Chicken Breast with Crawfish Etouffee and White Rice
Sweet Potato and Pecan Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Nov. 16: Creole
Roasted Winter Squash and Crawfish Bisque
Roasted Chicken and Pepperjack Grits with Creole Tomato and Mushroom Gravy
Golden Rum Raisin Croissant Bread Pudding with Warm White Chocolate Ganache

Nov. 18: Asian
Indonesian Coleslaw with Green Cabbage, Cilantro, Green Onions, Cucumbers, Jalapeno and Peanuts
Rendang - Spicy Beef Curry with Indonesian Rice Pilaf
Balinese Milk Custard Tart with Mango Puree and Toasted Coconut

Nov. 30: Country Cooking
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, feta, and Lemon Apple Vinaigrette
Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary Buttermilk Cream Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Salted Caramel Apple Trifle with Cinnamon Pound Cake

Dec. 2: Texas BBQ
Smoked Corn and Pepper Chowder
Smoked Pork Tenderloin on a Jalapeno Cornbread Waffle with BBQ Braised Greens
Smoked Peach Cobbler with Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

The Culinary Café is located in the Education Annex on Raguet St. 

If you have questions or need additional information, call 936.468.4502 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Parking for the Culinary Café

For parking information, call 936.468.PARK.

Student-run café serves up the world

SFA’s student-run Culinary Café gives hospitality administration majors an opportunity to advance their food service and entrepreneurial skills in a real-world, white tablecloth setting.

The Culinary Café is a learning laboratory and collaborative educational effort. Under the culinary direction of Chef Todd Barrios and the service direction of Dr. Mary Olle, students plan menus, prepare meals and serve a usually sold-out crowd. To add to the guest experience, students led by Leisha Bridwell plan and create floral arrangements for the space. The Café also features works from local artists connected to the university.

Open twice a week for lunch during the regular school year, the Culinary Café lets students explore globe-spanning cuisine, from Texas country cooking to Mediterranean specialties. The Culinary Café also hosts special events throughout the year for faculty and other guests.

All hospitality administration majors and some minors are required to participate in the Culinary Café. Students enrolled in Advanced Culinary Preparation Lab and Managing the Guest Experience Lab courses will have the opportunity to be the General Manager and Chef of the Day, helping prepare them for management level careers.


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