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The Georgian Dining Room

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Our internationally trained chefs bring their expertise to your dining experience, whether it is one of our special event dinners or your very own custom menu prepared for your special occasion. Courteous, professional service completes the package.

Services available:

  • Lunch: Open every Wednesday this summer at 12 noon for lunch starting June 1.  Join us in our 150-seat licensed dining room (closed June 29 for Study Week). The dining room asks for reservations in advance and there is one sitting at 12 noon.
  • Bistro: Open every Thursday this summer at 12 noon for lunch starting June 2.
  • Bun on the Run: Tasty take-out lunch prepared when our students are on campus. Open Tuesdays this summer from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p. m. (closed June 28 for study week)
  • Discount details: The Georgian Dining Room offers a 50 per cent discount to Georgian College students on Wednesdays this summer.
  • International dinners: Culinary students, alongside Service and Wine students, prepare and serve a series of eight dinners with international themes
  • Catering and events: The Georgian Dining Room hosts many special events throughout the year
  • Fundraising opportunities: Let us help you organize an elegant fundraising event

Fine dining for lunch and dinner

Take some time off from your usual routine and enjoy a dining experience in the Georgian Dining Room. The Georgian Dining Room is known for its gourmet dining and great service. We’re open  for lunch and special themed dinners throughout the year. You can expect a memorable dining experience whether you’re joining us for lunch, looking to host a dinner event or joining us for one of our dinner events.

Large groups and walk-ins welcome; however, reservations are highly recommended. Please reserve your table by calling the Georgian Dining Room reservations line at 705.722.5142 or email

The Georgian Dining Room is a state-of-the-art facility where students practise and perfect their food preparation and food service skills. Treat your palate to mouthwatering flavours and textures while enjoying quality service.

Open to the public for lunch on Wednesdays this summer at 12 noon beginning June 1.  (closed June 29  for Study Week).

Georgian College students receive a 50 per cent discount every Wednesday.

During lunch service, Culinary students prepare gourmet meals and Hotel and Resort students provide excellent service. The Georgian Dining Room offers elegant cuisine without the expensive price.

A student poses happily in her cooking attire

The Georgian Dining Room features:

  •       Fully equipped kitchen
  •       Demonstration kitchen
  •       Bar and lounge area
  •       Seating area for up to 150 guests

Large groups and walk-ins welcome; however, reservations are highly recommended. Please reserve your table by calling the Georgian Dining Room reservations line at 705.722.5142, option #1.

Bun on the Run meals are prepared and served by Hotel and Resort students. All meals are freshly prepared throughout the morning and ready to go between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Stop by Room E109 to get a delicious lunch at an affordable price. Enjoy a soup, salad, sandwich, wrap or entrée.

Summer hours

Tuesdays from  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Room E109

Students prepare food for Bun on the Run


  • Soup: $2.95
  • Salad: $4.25
  • Wrap or sandwich: $4.75
  • Entrée: $5.75
  • Combo 1 – soup and salad: $6.25
  • Combo 2 – sandwich or wrap with soup or salad: $7.25
  • Combo 3 – entrée with soup or salad: $7.95

Debit and credit accepted.

Fish and chips platter
Mixed garden salad with house vinaigrette
Reuben sandwich

Lunch in the John Molson Courtyard

During the summer, join us for lunch in the John Molson Courtyard. Lunch seating begins at noon. Reservations for patio seating are recommended. Reserve your table and slip away from your busy day to enjoy a great lunch and a warm summer day with co-workers, friends or family. GDR Patio

Our lunch menu offers fantastic food at an affordable price.


  • Salad: $3.95
  • Soup: $2.95
  • Sandwich and side of fries: $7.95
  • Entrée:  $7.95
  • Vegetarian entrée: $7.95
  • Dessert: $2.50

The John Molson Courtyard is available for events such as:

  • Family reunions
  • Staff appreciation days
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings ceremonies
  • Wedding receptions
  • Lunch or dinner meetings
  • Barbecues

Reservations are highly recommended. Please reserve your table by calling the Georgian Dining Room reservations line at 705.722.5142.

The John Molson Courtyard is open to the public from April to October (weather permitting). Whether it is an intimate lunch for two or dinner for a large group, the Georgian Dining Room is happy to accommodate your party’s requirements.

Molson Canadian. Brewing Canada's best

The courtyard was presented by the famous “JOHN MOLSON” breweries.

Need an idea for a fundraising dinner?

Reach your fundraising goals by simply coming to dinner. Allow us to introduce you to an easier way to raise funds. Take a look at our fundraising package.

People enjoying food from the Georgian dining room

Groups that reached their fundraising goals in our facility:

  • Barrie Folk Festival
  • Barrie Sharks Hockey
  • Barrie Trojan Swim Club
  • Barrie Optimist Club
  • Central School Italian Club
  • Order of the Eastern Star
  • Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Cancer Care Centre – Fountains of Youth Dragon Boat
  • St. Joan of Arc Australian Rugby Tour

We look forward to helping your group reach its fundraising goals.

Jette Cosburn of Bear Creek Secondary School raised $3,800 in just one night.

Here’s what she had to say:  “We had a lovely time and it was a pleasure dealing with all of the staff!”

Scott Garrett of the Oro Minor Hockey League raised $2,058.75 in just one night.

Here’s what he had to say about their successful evening: “Thank you to you and your staff for helping us out and providing an excellent evening. I am sure we would like to book it again for next year. I have marked my calendar for September to arrange a date in April for next year. Thank you again, great job.”

Leni Johnston of the Barriecudas  wrote a thank you letter to staff of Georgian Dining Room for contributing to the successful fundraising gala.

Barrie Colts logo

Amanda Sproule of Barrie Minor Hockey Association (Atom A) shared her feelings about the fundraiser that happened on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011:

“I would like to thank you for your help with our team’s fundraising dinner/dance. We received numerous compliments for the food and facilities. Everything went off without a hitch. The staff were great and helpful and quick to respond to all our needs. The food was amazing and no guest left hungry! We were able to raise $6,800. It was a great success.”

International Dinner Featured Locations

Second-year Culinary students invite you to join them as they prepare a series of eight internationally themed dinners this winter.

All menus have been prepared and designed by the students as the culmination of their education here in Georgian’s Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs.

Event dates:

International theme dinners include:

  • Hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 6 p.m., dinner seating at 6:30 p.m.
  • Four-course dinner
  • Wine available to complement the cuisine
  • Ticket price – $40.25 per person, plus tax and gratuity
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Festive lunch buffet: Dec. 21 or 22.

Treat your co-workers to lunch this holiday season! Join us in the Georgian Dining Room Dec. 21 or 22 for our annual Festive lunch buffet. Served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a look at our Festive lunch buffet menu.

$15.95 per person (plus applicable tax and gratuities).

We cater to any dietary request.

Book your Festive lunch buffet now

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Georgian Dining Room caters to any dietary requests.

Whether you are looking for an intimate gathering, a formal sit-down dinner, an outdoor barbecue or something truly unique, you will find it at the Georgian Dining Room.

Formal sit-down dinner

We are able to host up to 150 guests in our beautiful dining room. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and gourmet meals. We are able to tailor menus exclusively for your group’s requirements. This flexibility of choice and structure adds to the uniqueness of each event.

Outdoor barbecue

During the summer you can host an outdoor barbecue event in the John Molson Courtyard. Our courtyard is a perfect space for  meetings or events. We specialize in meetings and events such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and lunch meetings. Your guests are our guests. Let us handle every detail so you can relax and enjoy this special day with friends and family.

Whether you envision an outdoor wedding surrounded by a beautiful garden landscape or lovely indoor ceremony, the Georgian Dining Room provides couples with extraordinary wedding experiences. Enjoy celebrating your wedding with an evening of exquisite dining.

The Georgian Dining Room is the perfect venue for:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Engagement parties
  • Post-wedding breakfasts and brunches

Bridge and Groom Book a consultation with our event planner to view our facility and create your perfect day. Wedding questionnaire Wedding package Wedding menu

No matter what the occasion, the Georgian Dining Room is devoted to making your event special.

Our dedicated staff will help you create a memorable party. We will ensure you and your guests receive a gourmet meal and excellent service. We can host or cater any event. We are experts at:

  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Wedding receptions
  • Celebrations of life
  • Family reunions
  • Holiday parties

Our spectacular 150-seat licensed dining room easily accommodates a DJ or a live band.  With years of event co-ordination and planning experience, our staff can help you plan every detail of your party. Let our professional staff create a special theme décor. Sit back and enjoy your stress-free party. Our experienced catering staff will gladly come to your home, or to another location.

A productive, successful conference and/or seminar is an important part of making an organization successful. Our professional staff will attend to every last detail to ensure the success of your event.

Seminar We provide the following:

  • Breakout rooms
  • Wi-Fi web access
  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Podiums
  • Audiovisual equipment

View our conference package.

Business meeting set-up

Georgian Dining Room can host seminars for up to 150 people. Business meeting set up       Chair set up for business meetings

Let our professional staff assist you in planning a memorable event for your employees or customers.

Staff appreciation event

Employee enjoying great dinner conversation Happy employees help to ensure that you have happy customers. Many businesses talk about how great their staff members are and how important they are to the success of the company. Having excellent customer service is a competitive advantage for your business. Show your staff that they are valued by honouring their hard work and dedication.

Customer appreciation event

Customer Appreciation Event Customers demand more than good products and services. They want to know you care about them. Show your customers you care by having a customer appreciation event in the Georgian Dining Room. Hosting a customer appreciation event will help you form a good relationship with your customers and gain their loyalty. Book a customer or staff appreciation event in the Georgian Dining Room.

Georgian Dining Room Catering and Events will design:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Corporate events
  • Social and cultural affairs
  • Business luncheons and meetings
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations

Be a guest at your own party. Let Georgian Dining Room Catering and Events bring our services and the art of entertaining to a venue of your choice. Our event co-ordinator will design a successful event for you from beginning to end. We will take care of all the details from menu and staffing to décor.

Meet-and-greet with chef

Georgian Dining Room’s team-building package includes the following:

  • Menu/recipe package
  • Health and safety overview
  • Disposable hat and apron
  • Hands-on kitchen experience
  • Three-hour experience
  • Prepare a three-course sit-down meal

Team-building events will be priced to suit your budget.

Demonstration lunch

Meet and greet reception includes:

  • One glass of wine
  • Chef’s choice canapés
  • Sit down three-course lunch with a main course demonstration

From $30 per person (prices based on menu and wine selection).

Demonstration dinner

Meet and greet reception includes:

  • One glass of red or white wine
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Sit down five-course dinner with a demonstration component

From $50 per person (prices based on menu and wine selection).

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Let us make planning a pleasure!

We have plenty of space in the Georgian Dining Room to put on a trade show, contact us to visit our venue and discuss your requirements.

Every year, the Georgian Dining Room plays host to exciting trade shows featuring renowned products and services. Our elegant dining room is the perfect place to showcase the best and brightest in your industry.

Our staff are eager to support your trade show by sharing our expertise and resources. The Georgian Dining Room will help you effectively promote your trade show to attendees. We look forward to making your next trade show a memorable one!

The Georgian Dining Room offers a wide selection of dining experiences throughout the year and the holiday season is no exception. Celebrate this holiday season with great food. Whether you are planning a festive lunch or dinner with co-workers, family or friends, the Georgian Dining Room is the perfect venue to celebrate the holiday season.

Host a festive party in the Georgian Dining Room. Please see our festive menu choices:

There are still a few dates available in November and December. We would be happy to customize your festive event. Our Executive Chef is happy to customize a menu to meet your specific needs. Off-site catering menus are available upon request.

Ignatius D'Souza

Ignatius D’Souza C.C.C., Executive Chef Chef D’Souza, known as “Iggy” among his peers, has been tantalizing taste buds in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. He embarked on his culinary journey in Bombay, India. After completing his apprenticeship, he set sail for Miami and the Caribbean working on various cruise ships. Chef D’Souza had the pleasure of working with Chef Anton Mossiman in Bermuda and is the recipient of the Certified Chef de Cuisine, Canada’s highest level of culinary education.

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation at Georgian College is pleased to host the 13th Annual High School Hospitality Competition.

This year we are pleased to have three competition categories: cooking, baking and restaurant service. This event is aimed toward students enrolled in high schools that offer culinary/hospitality courses. The goal of the event is to introduce students to competitive hospitality competitions and enlighten them on the many career paths our industry has to offer. The date for this day-long event is Wednesday, April 27.

Awards will include tuition scholarships for Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs. All students will receive certificates of participation and medals will be awarded.

The registration fee is $40 per team and is structured for teams of two. Teams will compete at Georgian on the day of the event.  This annual competition has been well received by industry and all agree that students and aspiring hospitality workers would benefit from being part of this important event.

Rules, itinerary and registration form

Download the registration package.

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Restaurant service

For inquiries, please email Ignatius D’Souza.

We are happy to provide you with information regarding our services offered by the Georgian Dining Room. Please email, call, or use the form below to ask questions, make reservations, or give us your feedback. We value our clients and will respond as quickly as possible.

Phone: 705.722.5142
Fax: 705.722.1534

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