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Iowa Culinary Institute

2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-8995
+1 515-964-6532
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Excellent Gourmet Food

The Iowa Culinary Institute is a premier culinary school. Students prepare the food and serve it... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
via mobile
Mexican Nite

The food was not good. Had little choice we could eat. Very spicy on some things. Would not... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Ankeny, Iowa
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2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-8995
+1 515-964-6532
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Iowa Culinary Institute is a premier culinary school. Students prepare the food and serve it to the customers. Lunch is available daily. Special dinners are held on Thursday and Saturday evenings. The special dinners are themed by country, require reservations, and sell out quickly.

Thank nlskinner
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was not good. Had little choice we could eat. Very spicy on some things. Would not recommend it.

Thank dpiiams
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This program is part of Des Moines Area Community College. One or more times a month, the school schedules a lunch where the culinary students cook and serve a full multi-course dinner. It is a very fancy meal served in a beautiful, huge room in...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Iowa Culinary Institute provides excellent gourmet dinners that are prepared and served by its students. The food is extraordinary and the service is exceptional. The bistro cafe is ope fr lunch. International themed dinners are available on Thursday nights.

1  Thank nlskinner
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) is staffed by the culinary students of Des Moines Area Community College. Our lunch bunch group meets there weekly when school is in session. There is always something new and different to try. The fall semester features a themed buffet...More

2  Thank MarilynC52
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We hold a banquet with DMACC and it is always flawless. They provide such care and precision in their work. It is always such a pleasure to be able to work with them. I look forward to working with them again!

1  Thank Pattie S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We attempt to go once a month for a dinner. We have never been disappointed, meals have been good and friendly students. My only suggestion would be to bring everyone's meal when it is hot even though our entire tables dinners are not quite ready...More

1  Thank jwcjec1127
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Iowa Culinary Institute or ICI serves lunch and dinner for about nine months of the year, and is staffed by the students of Des Moines Area Community College. These quality of these meals vary, as the students are learning how to cook and serve....More

1  Thank JASON H
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Went to the Bistro last week for lunch with retired colleagues. I always look forward to going there. I did the buffet which is usually centered around a theme, that day being Mediterranean cuisine. The food is delicious and artfully presented. You can order off...More

1  Thank laman1girl
Reviewed 14 October 2013

WOW! What a fantastic dining experience we had on Thursday evening, October 3, 2013! We've been fans of the gourmet dinner series at the Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at DMACC's Ankeny campus for several years and morned the passing of executive chef instructor Lori Dowie-Resser...More

3  Thank Gourmet2Pub
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