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Iowa Culinary Institute

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Address: 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-8995
Phone Number: 515-964-6532

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Perfect banquet

We hold a banquet with DMACC and it is always flawless. They provide such care and precision in their work. It is always such a pleasure to be able to work with them. I look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Pattie S
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Ankeny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We hold a banquet with DMACC and it is always flawless. They provide such care and precision in their work. It is always such a pleasure to be able to work with them. I look forward to working with them again!

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Granger, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We attempt to go once a month for a dinner. We have never been disappointed, meals have been good and friendly students. My only suggestion would be to bring everyone's meal when it is hot even though our entire tables dinners are not quite ready as I prefer mine served hot.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The Iowa Culinary Institute or ICI serves lunch and dinner for about nine months of the year, and is staffed by the students of Des Moines Area Community College. These quality of these meals vary, as the students are learning how to cook and serve. That said ... you can get veal and other delicacies at unimaginable prices since they're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went to the Bistro last week for lunch with retired colleagues. I always look forward to going there. I did the buffet which is usually centered around a theme, that day being Mediterranean cuisine. The food is delicious and artfully presented. You can order off a limited menu as well. All meals include a beverage, dessert, and your entree for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

WOW! What a fantastic dining experience we had on Thursday evening, October 3, 2013! We've been fans of the gourmet dinner series at the Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at DMACC's Ankeny campus for several years and morned the passing of executive chef instructor Lori Dowie-Resser earlier this summer. We were a little concerned about how things would go this fall... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

IF you are looking for an amazing experience with haute cuisine, ICI does an amazing job at educating it's students about what good food is! The tickets to this dinner are around $100, which if you had the same meal at a high end restaurant in a big city (I don't think there are any restaurants in Des Moines that... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

For the evening gourmet dinners, you must have reservations and pre-pay. For the lunch or evening bistro meals walk ins are an option, but call ahead to make sure when they are open. Be aware that this is a classroom (set in a nice dinning room), so be a little forgiving of service inconsistencies, hence the great value. The food... More 

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