HRIM & Culinary Arts News and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Restaurant

The following are our dates and ticket numbers.
lunch pricing = $18/ticket and dinner pricing $25/ticket.

Lunches ($18/ticket):  

Tuesdays ($18/ticket) : MENU
Food Preparation II: seating between 12 pm - 12:30 pm

dining room cleared by 1:30 pm.


Thursdays ($18/ticket): MENU
Viking Cafe: seating between 12 pm - 12:30 pm

dining room cleared by 1:30 pm.


Dinners ($25/ticket): 

International Cuisine

Monday evenings, seating time between 5 - 5:30 pm: 

3/4/24, 3/11 - Middle Eastern
3/25, 4/1 - Mexico
4/8, 4/15 - Japan & Korea
4/22, 4/29, 5/6 - France

Tuesday, Lunch Menu

(subject to change) 

Choice of Appetizer: 
Shrimp Ceviche
Cucumber & Tomato Salad w/Lime Vinaigrette 
Buffalo Chicken Papa Rellena 

Choice of Entree:
Garlic-butter Chicken Thighs w/Israeli cous cous and grilled asparagus,
Chimichurri Skirt Steak Tacos w/pineapple salsa and vegetable rice pilaf
Teriyaki Salmon w/pineapple salsa and vegetable rice pilaf 

Choice of Dessert:
Chocolate Lava Cake w/Vanilla Ice Cream
Blueberry Panna Cotta



Thursdays, Viking Cafe,
Lunch Menu

(subject to change):  

Starters  (choice of one)  

French Onion Soup 
This classic bistro soup prepared with house-made brown chicken and beef stocks with local candy onions and a whisper of sherry.  

  Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup (V)
This twist on a fall classic will have you coming back for more. Prepared with house-made vegetable stock, pumpkin, coconut milk, and a blend of herbs and spices. 

Meatloaf Cupcake 
A blend of mangalista pork, bacon and house-ground beef accompanies peppers, onions, seasoning and finished with a sweet glaze.  Then our creamy mashed potato is piped on top to resemble buttercream – garnished w/bacon and chives. 

Main Course  (choice of one)  

Old fashioned Bacon Cheese Burger  
w/house-made mayonnaise on brioche bun 
A custom ground, half-pound, hamburger seared between medium to medium-well, topped with mangalista pork bacon, cheddar cheese, , lettuce, tomato, sweet/spicy pickles and red onion on toasted brioche bun with our house-made mayo.  

Our Pulled Pork w/pickled onions & jalapenos on French roll w/spicy mayo
Pork shoulder is seasoned with cinnamon chipotle-rub, seared on grill and finished by pressure cooker in a combination of chicken stock and citrus BBQ sauce.  Served with house pickled jalapeno and onions, BBQ sauce on Beer Pub roll w/ house-made spicy chipotle mayonnaise.   

Vodka and Beer Battered Fish Sandwich
Tender cod is lightly seasoned with Old Bay and then fried crispy.  Drizzled with Chef Frank-Frank Sauce and our house-made tartar sauce

Sides  (choice of one)  

Confit Potatoes 
Fingerling potatoes are slowly roasted in butter with rosemary, thyme and garlic.  Then, sliced and sautéed to add a slightly crisp finish, seasoned with salt and pepper. 


 Classic French side dish - eggplant and tomatoes along with their vegetable and herb colleagues are sautéed together to provide fragrance and flavor to accompany any entrée choice.  

Health Salad  (V)
A blend of cabbage, carrots, cucumber, and peppers all join together in a dressing of vinegar, sugar and oil to tantalize your taste buds in such a wonderful fashion.    

Desserts (choice of one)

Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée 
This classic custard, flavored with milk chocolate, will be the perfect ending to your café experience.   

Spelled this way purposely, after Chef Frank’s daughter, these freshly baked French sponge-like teacakes complete your meal with sense of comforting decadence.  


(V) -  indicates this dish is served completely plant based and vegan

**  indicates this dish is spicy


Viking Cafe

Thank you for supporting our student-operated class restaurants. In order to provide our students the optimum learning environment, please keep in mind that we cannot seat incomplete parties or tables of more than six guests. We may not be able to seat you after the the scheduled seating time and tickets are non-refundable (only valid for specified date). We will do our best to accommodate your needs; however, please keep in mind that this is a teaching kitchen and dining room. Your patience is truly appreciated.

All menus are subject to change.

Student-operated class restaurants


  • Where is the Dining Room located?
    The dining room is located in room ES 114 the Engineering Systems building, marked as ES on the campus map below. This is on the west side of campus, with parking nearby as noted on the map. The College is deploying wayfinding signs on the campus loop roadway and on the walkways. Please make note to the seating arrival window for each individual class restaurant -  guests must arrive within the allotted seating timeframe or may not be able to dine due to class times. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding with seating and service. Our students are continually learning and will do their best to satisfy your needs and wants to the best of their abilities.
    Directions to the West Windsor Campus can be found here
  • What is the price?
    The price is $15 + ticketing fees and non-refundable or exchangeable. You can purchase tickets online here. All tickets will have a ticketing fee of up to $1.50 (online) and $1 (through Kelsey Theatre).
  • The offerings are incredible!
  • Can we BYOB?
    No, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the HRIM Dining Room, except for use by the students in preparing dishes.


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