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OSUIT School of Culinary Arts "Pop-up Restaurant"

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Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
36 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 28, at 11:59 PM CST
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Claim your Perks!!

November 29, 2017

Woohoo-our campaign exceeded our goal! Now the fun part-you all will have an opportunity to come experience wonderful food and service in a welcoming atmosphere. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have helped these wonderful students with this project!!


We are taking reservations for dinner for the week of December 11-14. Send an e-mail to to make yours. The seating times available are: 6:00, 6:10, 6:20, 7:30, 7:40, and 7:50.


Please include the following information on your reservation request:

  • Name of party
  • Date you would like to dine
  • Time you would like to arrive
  • Number in your party
  • Contact information including a phone number and e-mail address 

We are looking forward to serving you...


Julie Byers


Come dine with us

November 28, 2017

Woohoo! We reached our goal!!


Thank you to each of you that have supported these great students. We are celebrating #GivingTuesday at OSU and have extended the deadline for donations until Midnight tonight. Any additional funds raised will allow us to serve more of you (and we can't wait!!).


Make your reservations by e-mailing We will be open from 6-9pm December 11-14.


Julie Byers

On the homestretch!!

November 26, 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. We are enjoying a nice break also, but will hit the ground running tomorrow as we continue to work on the details of Homegrown Scratch Kitchen. We nailed down the menu last week and I have shared a few more pictures. Some of the plating will be different but the flavors are delightful!


Thank you to those that have supported the cause thus far...we are nearing the end of our campaign with just a bit of money left to raise.


We are actively accepting reservations for the evenings of December 11-14. We will be open from 6-9pm each night and offering seating times of 6:00, 6:10, 6:20, 7:30, 7:40, and 7:50. You can make your reservation through my e-mail at Please include your name, time you would like to dine, number of guests in your party, and a contact phone number.


We are so grateful for the support of these fantastic students!


Julie Byers



65% Funded and 12 days left!

November 16, 2017

Your donation opens a restaurant!! send to all your contacts!


The students made a great pitch to the "Investors" and are seeking 2500.00 to make their restaurant concept come alive!! They have finalized the menu and are testing recipes now! We will send some sneak peeks and post the full menu next week!

Fabulous Food and Rockin' Reservations

November 14, 2017

Hello fellow foodies!


Homegrown Scratch Kitchen is quickly coming together. The students did their first run through of the menu yesterday and some will spend today tweaking each recipe for presentation, texture, seasoning, and flavoring. Some other students will be working on designing the décor of the dining room and tables.


We will now be accepting reservations for our four exciting nights of service, December 11-14. There will be time slots available from 6:00-6:20 and 7:30-7:50. This will be an excellent opportunity to dine at Okmulgee's finest restaurant! Reservations can be made by sending a message to Chef Byers at


The project is more than half way funded, but we still need your help to make this a great success! Tax deductible donations can be made in any amount you choose. The perks offered are a wonderful way to support these fantastic students and earn yourself a wonderful appetizer of Triple Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms or a Frozen S'more dessert.




Chef Julie Byers


P.S The dishes below are:


Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Sage and Honey Rice Pilaf and Butternut Squash Puree


Arugula and Spinach Dip


Triple Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms







The Restaurant has a Name!

November 01, 2017

The students brainstormed concepts and did research to come up with a name and a concept....


They are excited to bring a fresh, local and farm to table concept Dec 11-14 to the school


and your donation will make it a reality!


Next, menu design and testing right after the investor pitch!







Project Overview

October 30, 2017

The School of Culinary Arts on the campus of OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, OK is one of the oldest culinary schools in the country. Since 1947 the school has given students job skills that are vital to success in the industry. The mission of the School of Culinary Arts is to train students to be world class chefs and food service managers. The faculty and staff are committed to providing a variety of engaging experiences for all students through specialized coursework and real world industry training.

The School of Culinary Arts is committed to creating new and engaging experiences for our students. We are excited to offer a series of elective specialty courses that explore different topics. The second half of the Fall 2017 term, we are offering CUA 2213 Contemporary American Restaurant. This is an exciting class which will allow students to design, build, execute and evaluate a restaurant concept from the ground up. What better way to learn how to open a restaurant than to actually do it. Students will meet throughout the course to come up with a concept and design menus and operational procedures to make it happen. The last week of the course, the students will then open their restaurant for evening service in the current Tech Room at the school. This experience will be very similar in format to what you see on television where chefs compete in teams to open a viable restaurant concept.

The funds raised will allow the students to transform the current space representative of their concept for the pop-up restaurant week. They will be allowed to design and build everything from layout, decorations, menus, wall covering, table settings, etc. to support their concept.

Culinary School Raising Funds for Pop-up Restaurant

October 30, 2017

Check out the article describing the project:


Pop Goes the Restaurant

October 19, 2017

Hello! I am Julie Byers, the instructor for the Contemporary American Restaurant class. The students and I are excited to begin this adventure. I happened upon an article today in the October 2017 issue of Foodservice Director Magazine about pop-up restaurants and found it interesting. I love the part about pop-ups being a great way to "offer diners something that is not currently available". We plan to bring you something that is unique, trendy, and delicious.

Please click on the link{"issue_id":440808,"page":28 to read the article.

We look forward to serving you soon!


Our way
of Thanking You


"Orange" Donor

All donors will be listed on the back of the menu during "Restaurant Week"

5 of 300 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017


"First Course" Donor

These donors will receive one (1) free appetizer or dessert during "Restaurant Week" - Benefit Received: $5.00

8 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017


"Main Course" Donor

Donate $50 and receive one (1) free entrée during "Restaurant Week" - Benefit Received: $10.00

3 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017


"White Table Cloth" Donor

This Donor will receive two (2) free entrees during "Restaurant Week" - Benefit Received: $20.00

9 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017


"Chef's Table" Donor

A $250 donor will receive a table for 2 to include entrée, appetizer and dessert served at the "Chef's Table" during "Restaurant Week" - Benefit Received: $50.00

5 of 8 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2017
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