A part of the curriculum, Washburne’s culinary students are exposed to the workings of a fully-functioning restaurant to gain a competitive advantage when pursuing their culinary careers after graduation. Students spend time in the dining room learning the intricacies of delivering superior customer service as well as in the kitchen to put into practice and enhance the skills learned in previous lab classes. Plan a visit to Sikia Restaurant which is open to the public where you will enjoy a relaxing meal served and prepared with great pride by the students.


Additional Culinary Events

Washburne has partnered with leading Chicago restaurants and organizations to prepare and serve tasty fare at Chicago’s culinary festivals and events throughout the summer. Events include:
  • RibFest with Horseshoe Texas BBQ
  • Taste of Chicago – Celebrity Chef Du Jour
  • Square Root Fest with Tiny Lounge
  • Chicago Park District Kids Healthy Cooking Class
  • World Kitchen at Gallery 37
  • Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier
  • Chicago Gourmet