North Campus

Mallard Room

Culinary Arts & Hospitality

The Mallard Room is a simulated restaurant lab located at North Campus next to the cafeteria. It is operated by students and faculty in the Florida State College at Jacksonville culinary arts and hospitality programs in a simulated fine dining setting. As a participant in this learning experience, we ask that you dress in a manner consistent with the learning space, commonly described as “business casual” (no shorts, tee shirts, flip-flops, etc.).

Gratuities are appreciated and are utilized for special student activities carried out by the classes at the end of each term.

Menus

Menu theme schedules, such as American regional or International cuisine will be posted each term. Actual menu item choices are part of the curriculum and often change given the seasonal nature of food items, as well as availability. Typically one meat item, such as beef, pork or veal is offered, as well as one poultry and one seafood item. Menus will be available and printed the same day as the meal theme being served. We ask that those wishing to experience the dining lab bring an adventuresome spirit and be willing to experience a variety of ingredients and cuisines. Those with limited food preferences or strict dietary restrictions may be challenged with the Mallard Room experience. In most cases, the chef instructor of the day will be glad to prepare a vegetarian alternative. Please request when making your reservation.

Reservations

For reservations, please call (904) 766-5555. Note: When leaving your reservation request, include your name, the date and time you would like your reservation and your telephone number. You will be called to confirm your reservation.

The dining lab is established as what is called an “à la carte setting.” As such, we ask that you limit your reservations to no more than six guests, so we may realistically meet the objectives of the courses being carried out. We typically do not book large parties, again to better accommodate course objectives and to provide an open opportunity for our public to be able to experience the dining lab.

Demand for Mallard Room reservations are often sought after. We recommend making reservations two weeks ahead. Given the unpredictable nature, we cannot guarantee that openings will be available for your first choice; however, we will be glad to help you with alternative dates and times. We ask that you limit your reservations to one time in order to maintain an open opportunity for new guests to experience our learning lab, as well as assisting the instructors in carrying out the courses learning objectives. After you have concluded your meal for your current reservation, you are welcome to make a future reservation.

Mallard Room Schedule
February 2 – April 8, 2016

In an effort to accommodate a variety of interested patrons who wish to participate in the Mallard Room Lab, we kindly ask that you limit your reservations to no more than two sessions at one time.

The dining lab is established as what is called an “a la carte setting”.  As such, we ask that you limit your reservations to no more than 6 guests so we may realistically meet the objectives of the courses being carried out.   We typically do not book large parties, again to better accommodate course objectives and to provide an open opportunity for our public to be able to experience the dining lab.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Lunch) Thursday (Dinner) Region
Feb. 2, 4, 5 Feb. 4 New England
Feb. 9, 11, 12 Feb. 11 New Orleans
Feb. 16, 18, 19 Feb. 18 Southern
Feb. 23, 25, 26 Feb. 25 Heartland
March 1, 3, 4 March 3 Southwest
March 8, 10, 11 March 10 California
March 15, 17, 18 March 17 Northwest
March 21-25 Spring Break  
March/April 29, 31, 1 March 31 Florida
April 5, 7, 8 April 7 Hawaii


The Mallard Room is a simulated restaurant lab, operated as part of the culinary arts curriculum at Florida State College at Jacksonville by students and professors.  Gratuities are appreciated and are utilized for special student activities carried out by the classes at the end of each semester.

We appreciate your interest and patronage
Lunches:  Tues. & Thur. 11 a.m. – Noon - $9
Dinner:  Thur. Evening 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. - $11
For Reservations, please call (904) 766-5555

Florida State College, 4501 Capper Road, Mallard Room E121, Jacksonville, FL 32218


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To learn more about programs offered by the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program, call (904) 766-6703.

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