Gourmet Dinners

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Iowa Culinary Institute 2021 Fall Gourmet Dinner Series.


If you would like to receive the Gourmet Dinner schedule, please send your request to Jenna Wellik at ici@dmacc.edu to join our mailing list. Please include your first and last name along with your email address.

The Iowa Culinary Institute is excited to announce our 2021 Fall Gourmet Dinner Series. Our dinners are intended to introduce our culinary students to ethnic ingredients, spices, and products, while designing meals for the American palate. These are elegant evenings of candlelight, soft live music (flute and classical guitar), and gourmet food paired with fine wines. Although there is no dress code for ici® dinners, we suggest business or cocktail attire.

Food safety, sanitation, and the health of our students, faculty, and guests are topics that are emphasized in all of our classes at the Iowa Culinary Institute. Please note the following safety updates for Fall 2021:

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or have symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please help us keep everyone safe by staying home.
  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the tables and throughout the building.

All dinners will be in the Lakeview Dining Room of the ici®, located in Building 7 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus​.

Doors will be open for seating at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.

Upon arrival, guests will check in and then be invited to sit and enjoy a glass of bubbly at their assigned table; dessert and coffee service will be served in-person at the end of the evening.

The cost for each dinner is $120 per person ($40 per person is tax-deductible and will be credited towards membership in the ici® Chef’s Toque Society​).

Learn more about the Fall 2021 Gourmet Dinner Series themes and dates here​. Reservations are required and are limited for each event. If you wish to make a reservation, please complete the Gourmet Dinner Reservation Request form. You will receive confirmation and payment information within 24-72 business hours. Dinner reservations will not be held without payment.

Guest seating requests will be accommodated based on a minimum of four and a maximum of eight guests per table. Guests may be seated with guests from other parties with a maximum of eight people per table. We are unable to seat parties larger than eight at this time.

We are only able to accommodate dietary requests based on medical allergies or religious restrictions. Please alert us to medical or religious dietary requests upon making your reservation.

You will receive a courtesy reminder via email one week prior to every dinner that you purchase. In the event that you do not have email access, we will contact you by phone.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received fewer than 72 hours advance notice from the dinner date. You will still receive the appropriate tax-deductible portion of the ticket price.

Members of the Iowa Culinary Institute Chef’s Toque Society provide financial support for student activities and scholarships. Toque Society members are recognized and provided with certain benefits including early notice and special invitations to ici® Gourmet Dinners and Special Events. Click here to ​learn more about the ici®​ Chef’s Toque Society​.