The Heritage Restaurant
During lunch, your meal will be prepared and served by first year students. The meals represent International Cuisine with modern and classical touches. In the evening, The Heritage reopens to feature a relaxed atmosphere, more Continental Cuisine, and our second year students will serve and prepare your meal.
The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education restaurants and kitchens are classroom settings. We take pride in them. Our students prepare our meals daily with the finest seasonally available ingredients including freshly baked artisan bread.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braai Style Zulu Tenderloin of Beef*
Roots, bacon, pommes dauphine, parsnip puree, squash, piri piri, demi-glace
Hazelnut Caramel Eclairs
Vanilla caramel, praline hazelnut cream, coffee ice cream
Crispy shiitake mushrooms, sweet ginger, garlic soy sauce. Voted Best Vegan Dish by Grand Rapids Magazine
Such a hidden gem! The food, service, atmosphere were all great. We had a lovely lunch.
The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding! Great atmosphere, too.
Love the food and staff. The school does a great job. Students do a wonderful and the food is delicious.
This is my favorite place to go out to eat. There is always something new to try. I would advise you to try to souffle. If the Mock Eel returns that is also a favorite. The service is always great and it is a private atmosphere. They follow all safety procedures during COVID so I felt very comfortable. Dinner is my favorite experience but lunch was good when I went for the first time this week. Finding reservations can be difficult. I hope this changes once COVID is over because I would love to go out to eat here more.
The best place in town!!! Great food, fantastic service, great value.
It is always a 5 star experience. Hats off to Dan and Chef Schultz for a great job of guidance for their students . Always so grateful of service and accommodation .Looking forward to a return visit next session .
The food was amazing and the service was very attentive. We didn't mind that the servers were students in training.
Outstanding. The experience is fun and the food delicious. Parking slightly confusing, but the meal and service well worth it. Duck Rangoon appetizer was our family's favorite.
As always enjoyed the experience..also like the fact it is staffed by students who are learning to be future chefs
The food and presentation is great. Depending on the time of year you go, the staff may be at the beginning of their training or the end. This time it was the beginning and we were interrupted numerous times for the instructor to educate the server.
Wowza! What a meal, what great service. 5 star value at a fraction of the price!
Excellent service . Attentive staff. Always something new to try
We were impressed by the health measures taken by the restaurant and staff. We had our temperatures taken, everyone wore masks, the staff wore gloves and tables were widely spread out. The food was delicious. Our server made a change to our dessert order to accommodate a birthday girl. The Heritage always give us A+ service. We would certainly go back.
We experienced amazing food and wonderful table service. Overall, it was more than a meal: it was an event celebrating high quality food presented with artistic flair.
Their COVID precautions were excellent. A different dining experience based on very limited seating but felt special due to the personal service even more than usual
The room was pretty full, so it was noisy. I had some difficulty hearing the waiters.
My son is a culinary student this was his last semester I’m very proud.
Always interesting foods well prepared and served by culinary students. A great place to go for a more reasonably priced fancy meal. Nice for a non-rushed leisurely meal, but not a place to go if you want in and out fast. Enjoy the experience!
The incredibly professional staff made for a wonderful first-time experience. It definitely was a great pleasure all around; the food, service and ambiance were all superb. Tom, Lisa & Neil have a remarkable future ahead of them. Chef Dunn deserves kudos, too.
Best dining experience we have had in a long time, highly recommend.
There were two problems with our food but they were addressed promptly. The food is interesting and delicious!
Great service and food! Could use some better signage when coming from the parking ramp and in the building.
It was quiet, delicious and beautifully served and wonderful service. Had a great time.
Our server Gabe did an excellent job answering questions about the menu, and responding to the needs of my colleague with food allergies - above and beyond what I would have expected. The food was great - and there was plenty of it without being a food trough. The quality of the food and the serving was SPECTACULAR. We expected a few hiccups because students are learning, but there were fewer than expected. Friendliness and responsive!!!!
Finally, I have to give kudos for the cherry dessert. I felt like I'd transported to Leelanau County and was able to eat every single kind of cherry delight invented. Yumm!
Wonderful! Service was excellent. The food was excellent. It is hard to believe these are students as they produce and serve such a great product.
It was a delightful experience, both a pleasant ambiance
and delicious food. I always enjoy witnessing the students
Practicing their craft.
This is such a nice hidden gem in Grand Rapids. More people need to know about Heritage Restaurant. It was a great to talk with all the students and learn about their career paths. They all were so varied. These students are not just learning how to slap a steak on a grill. This is world class food they are designing and creating themselves. It was very impressive. Everyone should get down to the Heritage at GRCC!
The Heritage is an experience that everyone should enjoy. The students are very knowledgeable regarding the menu, the service is very attentive. I highly recommend.
Amazing food and service
Absolutely loved our Heritage Restaurant experience! It was our first visit and my birthday. The students and teachers could not have been more welcoming, and professional. The food was wonderful and prepared in a fun presentation. I would recommend it to anyone! Our only concerns was parking. We went during the lunch serving and were not prepared to deal with a no parking available problem.
During the service, the silverware was setup and removed according to fine dining standards. In between the courses, we received sample suggestions, both appetizer/dessert, from the kitchen. The students at GRCC Secchia Center were promptly attentive during the entirety of the meal, and were readily available for any wine/cuisine-related queries.
There's a coat check available at the front of the restaurant, situated in the Technology Center at GRCC, overlooking Fountain street with an outdoor, upstairs balcony with more outdoor seating (unavailable during the winter).
Loved and pleasantly surprised by whole experience. Looking forward to bringing our daughters next time.
Thank you so much for a wonderful luncheon experience. . So appreciate our treats . My friends were over the moon with praise . Looking forward to next time
Lunchtime felt rushed and was not the leisurely experience we were used to when dining at The Heritage for dinner.
It was the first day of the GRCC Culinary students working at The Heritage yesterday and the atmosphere was energetic, attentive and the food absolutely outstanding. The quality of those international dishes, the flavors and especially the presentation I dare to say you can't find easily in GR. It's fun to watch the students being exposed to customer service and guided so well by their mentors. I will be coming back with a group of friends to try the other items on the menu from Mexico, Peru and South Africa. It's fun to support a school in this way!
Students did superb job explaining the menu. Food presentation was amazing. Very friendly staff.
The food presentation and taste were spectacular. I would recommend the Heritage it is gourmet food at reasonable prices.
Always excellent interesting food. Very fancy food for a more reasonable price with the learning environment for the students in the culinary program.
Two of had some grizzly and tough meat. The waitress apologized and came back and told us our bill would reduced. That was handled very well. Thank you!
Food was very unique and nice presentation!
The Heritage Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.