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Students at Widener are serving up flavors from around the world


Students in the Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality program prepare dinner on Wednesday evenings in the Marriott Dining Room.

Students from the Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality are serving up a cultural and flavorful experience this spring at Widener University, as part of the Spring 2017 Lunch and Dinner Series.Throughout the semester, members of the public are invited to experience exquisite dining and vibrant flavors from around the world in a casual, yet refined, atmosphere.

The Widener lunch and dinner series give students the opportunity to learn all aspects of dining as they operate their own restaurant as chefs, servers, bartenders and managers. Each week, the students are assigned a theme and are given the sole responsibility of researching recipes, calculating production costs and managing staff. The students who are participating in these classes will learn how to be creative and work with nutritious ingredients.

Dinner is served in the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room on the Main Campus of Widener University in Chester. The four-course dinners are prepared on select Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Reservations for parties of 6 or more must confirm the reservation the Friday before reservation date. Any unconfirmed reservations will be canceled. For more information click, here. This semester Students will take your taste buds on a journey around the world through April from A Stroll through the Greek Islands (March 29) to A Big Evening in Texas (April 19). Click here, for a list of menus. 

The Luncheon Series includes a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts at reasonable prices each week. Served in the Marriott Dining Room, the buffet-style lunches are prepared on the following Tuesday afternoons from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A takeout option is also available.

March: 21, 28 

April: 4, 11, 18, 25

May: 2

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