Spring 2022 Gourmet Dinner Themes and Dates


​​​French Chef Dinners: Friday January 28 and Saturday January 29
For two nights the ICI will be the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Iowa as we welcome our two guest chefs, Stéphane Sanial and Sylvain Roux, both one-star Michelin chefs from L’Association des Cuisiniers de la Loire, from the region of Des Moines’ Sister City, St-Etienne, France. The dinners are priced at $150 per person, as $60 of each ticket is a tax-deductible gift to the DMACC Foundation in support of our annual French Chef Exchange Program. Come celebrate with our French guest chefs as they prepare a special menu, along with the ICI culinary team of students and chefs.

Irish: Thursdays Feb 17, Feb 24, and March 3
Enjoy flavors from the Emerald Isle and experience traditional ingredients with a modern twist.

Costa Rican: Thursdays March 24, April 14, and April 21
Discover the vibrant cuisine of this Central American country, with its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, as well as rice and beans.

Fleur de Lys Gala: Saturday April 9
Join us on the “Streets of Paris” as we celebrate the arrival of spring and our 37th Anniversary of the French Chef Exchange. The proceeds of this French gourmet buffet dinner (with paired wines) and auction go to support our exchange, which provides scholarships for our top graduates to travel to France every May and do culinary internships with our French chefs in the St-Etienne region.

We will be unable to honor dietary restrictions at the Gala since it is a buffet rather than a plated dinner. This dinner will be $150 per person (with a tax-deductible portion of $100 per person).

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

Champagne or sparkling wine reception will begin in the ICI Atrium at 6:00 PM, and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. Please do not arrive earlier than 5:45, as students need time for set up.

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.​