DENTON (UNT), Texas — The fall dining season starts Oct. 3 (Monday) for the University of North Texas' student-run restaurant, the Club at Gateway Center. The venue serves three-course gourmet luncheons to the community and opens twice a year for a limited time, giving students in the UNT Hospitality Management program hands-on experience running a successful business. Students oversee the entire dining experience, including meal preparation, marketing, budgeting, menu planning and staff management.
Details for the fall season:
- Seating: 11 a.m. to noon. Weekdays, Oct. 3 (Monday) – Dec. 2 (Friday). Closed Oct. 27 (Thursday) and Nov. 18 (Friday) for special events, as well as Nov. 24 and 25 (Thursday and Friday) for the Thanksgiving Break.
- Where: The Club at Gateway, located at 801 North Texas Blvd.
- Cost: $8 per person, except for Guest Chef Day with Executive Chef Lance Warren of Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas on Nov. 8 (Tuesday), for which tickets are $11 per person. Season tickets are discounted to $63 for a book of nine meals, which season ticket holders may use throughout the fall. Season ticket holders may use tickets on Guest Chef Day by paying an additional $3 per ticket. Cash, check and inter-departmental transfers are the only forms of accepted payment.
- Reservations: or call 940-565-4144 for reservations, which are encouraged.
- Parking: Diners may park in the special event parking zone, located in lot 20 across from the Club at Gateway Center.
- Details: Menu and more at https://htm.unt.edu/content/club.
The Club at Gateway Center recently won the 2016 Best of Denton Award in the restaurant category from the Denton Award Program, which honors exceptional venues that "help make the Denton area a great place to live, work and play." Additionally, the UNT Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, which houses the UNT restaurant, was recently named by CEOWORLD Magazine as one of the world's Top 50 programs for private and public hotel management.