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The Laney Bistro will be open in the Fall 2015 semester from September 8th through December 11th. Bistro lunch reservations are available. Please call 510-464-3405 during our lunch seating hours, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday.



Back by popular demand! Join us Wednesday, September 30th and Friday, November 20th for Buffet at the Bistro! Feast on tables laden with all manner of hot & chilled, sweet & savory, crisp & creamy deliciousness. Bring your appetite and enjoy!



Fall 2015 Schedule for Culinary 41 “International Cuisine” (Served Thursday & Friday of each week in the Bistro dining room)


9/10 – 9/11 – Bistro Menu

9/17 – 9/18 – Cuisine of China

9/24 – 9/25 – Cuisines of Japan and Korea

10/1 – 10/2 – Cuisines of Thailand, Indonesia & Vietnam

10/8 – 10/9 – Cuisine of India

10/15 – 10/16 – Cuisine of France

10/22 – 10/23 – Cuisine of Italy

10/29 – 10/30 – Cuisine of Spain

11/5 – 11/6 – Cuisines of Greece and Turkey

11/12 – 11/13 – Cuisine of Africa

11/20 – Grand Buffet!

*(To enable students time to prepare, there will be no Bistro service on 11/19)

11/26 – 11/27 – Thanksgiving Holidays

12/3 – 12/4 – Cuisine of Caribbean Islands

12/10 – 12/11 – Cuisine of Mexico



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About our menu

In addition to our seasonal menu, on Thursdays and Fridays our students will be taking a culinary trip around the world with their class International Cuisine. From classic French and Italian cooking to the fiery flavors and techniques of Mexico and Szechwan China, each week we will feature a different region of the world on our “specials” menu. Also, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, our Contemporary American Bistro Cooking class will be serving “specials” featuring the best seasonal foods, and many local, organic and sustainable products prepared with a modern flair.

Please join us in the Laney Bistro as our students hone their culinary skills offering you fine dining at affordable prices.



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Laney Tower
April 1, 2010
Campus dining goes upscale: New bistro offers affordable fare served with flair
Laney Tower – Bistro Review (PDF – 220 KB)

Oakland Magazine
March/April 2011
Contemporary Cuisine at Yesterday’s Prices: Find Them at Laney College’s Bistro Restaurant
Oakland Magazine – Bistro Review (PDF – 2.5 MB)

  • Culinary Arts Brochure (PDF – 424KB)

    Culinary Arts Brochure
  • Oakland Magazine

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