we invite you to dine in our culinary classroom
The John Holley Dining Room is a beautiful facility that opens its culinary season
with a variety of "classes" available to the public simulating an operating restaurant.
This classroom is named in honor of Mr. Holley for his contributions, leadership and
passion to the Culinary Program during his 14-year teaching career at the College.
This state-of-the-art classroom allows instruction that integrates industry technology, systems and innovation. Students experience quality “hands-on” learning by interacting with dining guests. Each Fall and Spring this classroom serves à la carte luncheon menus, banquet-style “Cuisines of the World” menus and in the Spring a magnificent dinner featuring frequently changing menus that emphasize the classical French cuisine as was prepared during the lifetime of Escoffier.
We consider the John Holley Dining Room to be a place for diners to meet and enjoy the atmosphere, ambience and culinary delights that our Gulf Coast State College students create. At the same time, we remember that this is a classroom and that properly combining fine service and food is work as both an art and as a practice. Reservations are required.
Instructional Coordinator, Culinary and Hospitality
(850) 769-1551, ext. 4019