Course Restaurant

Course at the Great Plains Culinary Institute, is a student run restaurant. Each semester we feature seasonal fresh items prepared by student chefs, under the supervision of Executive Chef Jade Baber. We are available for dine-in or carry-out.

The Great Plains Culinary Institute at SCC is an accredited program by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation including ACF Certified Chef Instructors. SCC unveiled the $4.2 million expansion in Spring 2018. State-of-the-art learning spaces and a full-service student-run restaurant await students who want to take their passion for food and create a work of art.

Fall 2023

Meal Dates/Times

Date Time Meal Type Seating
Beginning Sept. 26
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Walk-in
Nov. 1-6 Closed (Install of new POS)
Nov. 22-26 Closed
Dec. 6 6 p.m. Buffet SOLD OUT
Dec. 7 Last Day Course will be open for the semester

Online Order Form

Fall 2023 Lunch Menu

Shared Plates

Poutine 8

house-cut russet | marchand de vin | bacon marmalade cheese curd | green onion

Smoked Beet Hummus 7 V

hazelnut gremolata | extra virgin olive oil | za’atar
vegetable crudité | grilled pita


Served with choice of side. Gluten-free bun available.

Great Plains Burger 11*

bacon marmalade | mushroom duxelle | onion straw | pepper jack | aioli | greens | house-made sesame bun

Fried Chicken Thigh 11

miso slaw | maple-ginger glaze | spicy hoisin aioli
house-made sesame bun

Croque Madame 10*

smoked ham | herbed dijon | gruyere | mornay sauce
soft fried egg | toasted sourdough

Falafel 10 V

tahini yogurt sauce | cucumber tabbouleh | romaine
smoked beet hummus | feta | grilled pita


Steak Fries 4 V GF

house-cut russet | parmesan peppercorn ranch

Curried Potato Salad 4 GF

red curry mayo | onion | peanut | cilantro

Seasonal Vegetable 4

ask your server for our current offering

House Salad 4 V GF

greens | carrot | tomato | cucumber | sunflower seed

Soup du Jour 4


Chicken Piccata 13 GF

pan-fried chicken breast | seared parmesan polenta cake | grilled broccolini | lemon-caper butter sauce | micro radish

Drunken Noodles 11 V *Sub grilled chicken breast +3*

fried tofu | carrot | bell pepper | onion | zucchini | mushroom black bean hoisin sauce | rice noodle | sesame | cashew

Great Grains Bowl 11 V *Add grilled chicken breast +4*

grilled zucchini | herbed freekeh | marinated tomato | chickpea cucumber tabbouleh | feta | candied hazelnut | onion straw green goddess dressing

Southwest Steak Salad 13 GF*

grilled carne asada | roasted corn | charred tomato | cotija ancho carrot puree | tortilla strips | honey-chipotle vinaigrette mixed greens | cilantro


Peach Bourbon Creme Brulee 6 V GF

rich vanilla custard | peach bourbon compote | crème chantilly candied pecan

Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake 6 V

oreo crust | candied pecan | mango coulis | ancho dust

V-vegetarian    GF-gluten-free

Gratuity is included in all pricing.

We will happily accommodate any dietary needs or restrictions.

*Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs may increase your risk for foodborne illness.


Iced Tea 1

Rishi Hot Tea 1
(Earl Grey | Yuzu Peach Green | Black Limón | Peppermint | Turmeric Ginger)

House Roasted Drip Coffee, reg or decaf 1

House Roasted French Press Coffee 3

Local Partners

Absolutely Fresh Seafood - Omaha, NE

Course Ground Coffee - Lincoln, NE

Sweet Minou Chocolate - Lincoln, NE

TD Niche Pork - Elk Creek, NE

Printable menu.

Online order form.

Holiday Intermission Buffet

December 6, 2023

6 p.m.

Appetizer: Spinach Artichoke Profiterole and Hawaiian Fruit & Vegetable Kabobs
Salads: Hearty Green Citrus Salad and Warm Zucchini, Red Pepper and Chickpea Salad
Bread: Fresh Baked Ciabatta with Basil Butter
Vegetables: Cauliflower Au Gratin and Grilled Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper & Olive Salad
Starches: Mushroom Barley Pilaf and Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Entrées: Grilled Salmon Chimichurri and Tex-Mex Black Bean Burger with Mango Lime Salsa
Desserts: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Parfait and Carrot Cake


Course restaurant offers a unique venue for private celebrations such as birthday gatherings, retirement celebrations, rehearsal dinners and even fundraising events. Our space accommodates up to 65 guests for seated dinners and up to 75 for cocktail hour and open house-style gatherings.

Event requirements: $300 non-refundable deposit as well as a $500 minimum for all events.

Please contact us at for more information regarding menus, availability and pricing.