student-run restaurant

Each year during the fall and spring semesters, our Professional Culinary Students prepare a multi-course luncheon daily as a way to gain a real-time experience of working in a fine dining restaurant. During our Fall Restaurant, we serve a 4-course bistro style menu. Our Spring Restaurant is a 8-course degustation menu developed by the students themselves. We are also proud to serve wine that has been generously donated by some of the area's finest wineries. Vegetarian meal options are available.

We have gained quite a reputation for our creative decor, excellent service and superb cuisine. Meals are prepared using produce from our organic student garden, eggs from our own hens and humanely raised meat products from the local purveyors.


Fall Restaurant 2018 will take place in St. Helena November 27 through December 14 (Tuesday- Friday only) with either a 12:00 or 12:30 seating time. Online reservations are now closed, however we have seatings available. Please call us at 707-967-2901 and we’ll help you find a day that will work for you to enjoy Fall Restaurant.

The largest party we are able to accommodate is six people. Payments accepted are cash or check only. Should you wish to reserve the entire Restaurant dining room (55 guests at $45 per guest, plus 15% or more gratuity) in advance, please contact UVC Interim Director Lissa Gibbs by October 30 via email:


Cancellations are accepted up to 24 hours prior to your reservation and will be authorized by a chef. All cancellations must be made between the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please call the kitchen at (707) 967-2999 for cancellations. Late cancellations and "no-shows" will be charged $20 per person.

To make a change or confirm a reservation AFTER you have made an online reservation, please call the NV Cooking School Kitchen at (707) 967-2999 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. There is no voicemail on this phone line, so please call back if it is not answered immediately.

More Upcoming Events:

Pi/Pie Day
Mar 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena

Calling all Math and Pie Enthusiasts! Join us on 3.14 for all things Pi and Pie! Pizza Pie (individual slices and wood-fired pizzette) and Sweet Pies (individual slices and whole pies to go) made by the Napa Valley Cooking School Professional Culinary Program will be available for sale at delicious prices. Can you say deal? Can you recite the infinite digits of Pi? Group recitation of Pi starts at 3pm and will continue until we falter. Last mathematician standing gets her/his own full pie for FREE!

2nd Annual Cookbook Exchange
Mar 16, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exchange Admission: $10 per person
Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena

Join us for a festive exchange and sale of cookbooks of all shapes, sizes, and cuisines and the most amazing sale of artisan baked goods of the season! All cookbooks available for one-to-one exchange or purchase for $1-$5 each. Hand pies, cakes, savory scones, fresh eggs, homemade jams, cookies, and pastries prepared by the Napa Valley Cooking School Professional Culinary students available for sale. All proceeds support the student scholarship fund for NV Cooking School Professional Culinary program in partnership with the Napa Valley College Foundation. For more information, call: 707-967-2901.


Jan 01, 2019
Fall Food Enthusiast Classes Enrolling Online NOW
Click here to register today!

Mar 14, 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Pi/Pie Day
Where math meets delicious pizza and scrumptious pastry!

Mar 16, 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
2nd Annual Cookbook Exchange
Swap your old cookbooks for ones new to you in support of scholarships for our professional culinary students.

May 02, 2019
Winemaker Spotlight: Rebekah Wineburg of Quintessa

May 21, 2019 -
Jun 07, 2019

Spring Restaurant 2019
This highly popular event will open for reservations on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00am.


Saturday Feb 09, 2019 - Apr 13, 201910:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Winemakers' Tasting Group Full 3-Class Series
Bryan Avila
Demonstration Tasting - Cost: $150 - (Register Online)

Tuesday Feb 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Winemakers' Tasting Group: Sustainable and Organic Wines of the North Coast
Bryan Avila
Demonstration Tasting - Cost: $50 - (Register Online)

Saturday Feb 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Taste of the Jazz Age: Selections from Menus of the 1920's, '30's and '40's
Elena Sirignano
Demonstration and Dinner - Cost: $125 - (Class Full)

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