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Widener students host dinner series with unique flavors

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room

Students from the Widener University Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality have kicked off the popular Fall 2017 Bistro Dinner Series. Throughout the semester, members of the public are invited to experience fine dining and vibrant flavors from around the world.

The dinner series gives students the opportunity to learn how to lead and operate a restaurant. Student groups are assigned a menu and each management team plans, develops and executes the meal from pre-production to post-production. The students – many of whom are pursuing careers in event planning and restaurant/hotel management – are responsible for calculating production costs and managing their fellow students that are producing and serving these meals.

Dinner is served in the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room on the Main Campus of Widener University in Chester. The two-course bistro menu typically features a soup or salad and a main entrée, all for a reasonable price.

The dinners are prepared on select Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 610-499-1127 or e-mail Reservations for parties of six or more must confirm the Friday before the reservation date. Any unconfirmed reservations will be canceled. A takeout option is also available.

Meals will be held on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. To see menus for each week, visit

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