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John Purdue Room

John Purdue Room

Located in Marriott Hall | 900 West State Street - West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Exquisite in its design and use, this laboratory trains our second-year students in food preparation and service as well as the fourth-year students in front and back of the house management.

All aspects of the dining experience are carried out by the students in the John Purdue Room. At noon, the HTM 291 students rotate through various positions commonly found in food service operations. They learn and develop food production and service skills. By the end of the semester, they have been exposed to quantity cooking methods, the use and care of equipment, and service techniques.

Students in HTM 492 operate the John Purdue Room at night. This class is an advanced hospitality management simulation designed to give students an opportunity to experience hands-on practice in a wide range of managerial skills and techniques that are normally associated with the duties of a hospitality operations manager.

Students are expected to manage, market, develop daily specials, produce, execute, and evaluate a casual fine dining experience. The students utilize the skills and knowledge gained in this and previous courses in order to make necessary managerial decisions and provide strong leadership, training, and guidance to classmates in the production of a realistic and successful casual fine dining experience.

We invite you to be part of the learning process. Reservations are encouraged for the lunch hour and the menus change seasonally.

Hours of Operations

Reservations can be made by calling (765) 494-6845.


JPR Lunhc


Open Monday through Friday
Lunch 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Menu

Reservations encouraged

JPR Patio

Closed for the season

please check back for more edtails.

JPR Dinner


Open Monday through Friday
Dinner 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Dinner Menu
Dessert Menu
Beverage Menu

Reservations encouraged

Wine and Beer


October 16, 2014


Nov 20, 2014.

Serving a symposium of wines across the United States paired with four Cuban inspired courses.

Must be 21 or older to participate. Event starts at 5:30 pm with the symposium starting at 6:00 pm.

$50 per person, seating is limited.

Reservation Hotline: (765) 494-6845