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The Oak Room
Oak RoomThe Oak Room is known throughout South Dakota as a fine dining opportunity not to be missed! An integral part of the Culinary Academy at Mitchell Technical Institute, the Oak Room serves meals five days a week through May 1st.  Now in its new location in the MTI Campus Center at 1800 East Spruce Street, this elegant dining room will help you create a memorable meal experience!

The Oak Room has been in operation since 1969 and has been directed by four Culinary Arts Department Heads: Ernst Wirt, John Weber, Randy Doescher, Jim Wagner and current department head Josh Kranz. Approximately 10 to 20 students work on the Oak Room staff each year serving approximately 2,000 meals. Students rotate responsibilities and serve as chef, waiter, bus person, etc. each day. Graduates of the Culinary Academy work in many occupational fields including head chefs, sous chefs, kitchen managers, food service managers, restaurant managers, etc.

The Oak Room is available by reservation to the public for both private dining and group functions. Don't miss your chance to experience Oak Room dining in MTI's prestigious campus restaurant. Reservations are required. Call 995-3030 for reservations.

Special note: Patrons are requested to be seated by 11:30 AM to accommodate students' instructional schedules. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Oak Room is full for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year.  We look forward to serving you next fall.  Thank your for your patronage!

SPECIAL NOTE:  Tickets are now available for a special Culinary Academy fundraiser:  a traditional Cajun Boucherie to be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 5:30 PM in the Campus Center Commons.

What is a boucherie?   It's an old Southern tradition that involves a gathering of family and friends preparing a pig for food provisions for the upcoming hard season.  Culinary students will be serving a sampling of various entrees, sides, sauces and specialties that will showcase their talents.  Unlike at a Cajun boucherie, guests at this event don't have to do the cooking! Just come and enjoy a great evening of food, drink and conversation with family and friends.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by emailing Josh Kranz or calling 995-3030.