Elevation, a student operated restaurant at Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI), uniquely engages community diners as an integral part of the student learning experience. The Elevation menu, which changes four times per year, boasts of high quality ingredients that are sourced from regional growers, ranchers and producers. Patrons who dine in a "live classroom environment," are provided with an opportunity to offer feedback via a survey at the conclusion of the dining experience. Guest input is then integrated into the instructional process on a weekly basis in order to enhance the student learning process. As part of the CCI Capstone Course, learning outcomes within Elevation associate with students developing confidence in cooking and service techniques and developing effective communication and teamwork skills prior to their transition into the regional hospitality industry workforce as future leaders and innovators.
Hours of operation
Summer 2017 Lunch: Thursday's 11:15am - 12:00pm Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Elevation will be closed for regular dinner reservations this summer. Elevation Summer Barbecue Series: Buffet-Style Dinners July 6 - Italian Grill July 20 - Classic American BBQ August 10 - Argentinian Grill August 24 - Global Street Food Elevation will be closed for all major US holidays, during COCC finals week and during COCC academic breaks
Chef Instructor David Trask, Restaurant Management Instructors Sam La Duca and Mike Cooper
Private party facilities
As an applied learning environment for Cascade Culinary Institute students, Elevation has 72 indoor seats, and 30 seats outside (during the summer). The Elevation food philosophy is one that emphasizes the use of local and seasonal ingredients, and regional microbrews and wines.