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. 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 rotate through managerial roles. 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.

These 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!

  • Ordering to-go could be provided, please ask the student host for more information. 
  • The John Purdue Room can also help you plan your next private luncheon for 40-80 guests upon the instructor's approval, just call our reservatons hotline.
  • The lunch menus change seasonaly.
  • Experience two-course fine dining with a different dining destination featured each week. 

Hours of Operation

Reservations are encouraged: (765) 494-6845 |  | Share with us on social media #johnpurdueroom


Summer 2020   |  Monday - Friday    | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm



Hospitality & Tourism Management, 900 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, PH:(765) 494-4643, Fax: (765) 494-0327

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