Gourmet Dinner


During the academic year, Advanced Food and Beverage students majoring in Hospitality Management delight the UNH community and beyond with a gourmet dining experience.

Students are responsible, with instructional guidance from faculty, for all aspects of the event: planning and preparing the menu, selling and marketing the event, managing finances, and creating an enjoyable night for all who attend. The "Gourmet Dinner" series is an opportunity for them to apply fundamentals learned through Hospitality Management courses, and get a real-world, hands-on experience.

Gourmet dinner is held annually in the fall. Find 2023's event information below.
A teal circle with color, watercolor feathers protruding out from begin the circle. In the foreground, the words "UNH Hospitality Management, Carnaval, Gourmet Dinner 2023"
Friday, November 3
Saturday, November 4
5:00 - 9:00 PM
UNH Hospitality MANAGEMENT Program
10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824
Follow OUR progress on the Gourmet Dinner Instagram Account.

On table

Seafood Gazpacho (S) (GF) (DF)
Crab, shrimp and scallops in a tomato vegetable broth garnished with fresh cilantro
Stuffed Mini Peppers (GF) (V) (VG) (DF)

Bell peppers stuffed with onion, jalapeno, rice, black beans, corn and salsa with a guacamole garnish

Pão de Queijo (GF)

Brazilian cheese bread & Chilean bread rolls with herb butter balls

Soup AND Salad

Red Pepper Bisque (V) (GF)
Creamy red pepper bisque with a corn salsa and poblano cream
Avocado Caesar Salad (V) (GF)
Chopped romaine tossed in an avocado caesar dressing topped with onions, cherry tomatoes, grated cojita, and housemade tortilla strips


Ancho Salmon (GF)
Pan seared ancho salmon topped with a mango salsa and chipotle crema served with grilled asparagus


Quinoa Pilaf (GF) (V) (VG)
Quinoa pilaf featuring bell peppers, corn, black beans and tomatoes garnished with chili lime vinaigrette, red pepper curls, and roasted pumpkin seeds


Carne Asada (GF)
Grilled flat iron steak topped with chimichurri sauce and whipped sweet potatoes


Guava Chiffon Cake (DF) (GF)
Chiffon cake filled with guava buttercream and topped with meringue
Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Three milk sponge cake with a chantilly cream and notes of toasted coconut
Mocha Dulce Leche Cake
Chocolate cake layered with dulce de leche and topped with mocha buttercream and a silky ganache
S= Shellfish DF=Dairy Free GF=Gluten Free  V=Vegetarian VG=Vegan

A full-service dining experience!

Gourmet Dinner takes place at UNH Paul College on 10 Garrison Avenue in Durham, NH. The dinner is set in our building's Great Hall. Please enter through the main entrance off Garrison Avenue. It is the front of the building and brings you to the first floor.

The Fundamentals:

  • Purchases are not refundable.
  • The dinners will be held rain, shine or snow.
  • Alternative meals, due to food allergies or vegetarian diets, are available for the event. While we certainly respect dietary choices, we're unable to create additional menus for those with likes and dislikes. If you have allergies to anything, please disclose that on the ticketing website when you purchase your ticket.
  • Our green mission: food scraps are composted through UNH dining, and we strive to buy local when feasible and available. We do recycle.

What to Wear:

Please wear attire that is suitable for a gourmet dining experience. This year guests are encouraged to wear colorful and bright attire. A prize for best dressed will be presented at the end of the night!

Cancelations & Ticket Transfers

Refunds are NOT available. However, if there is availability you are able to switch your ticket for a different night if there are conflicts with your original purchase.

Dining Events

While the event begins at 5:00 PM, times of arrival depend on what ticket is purchased and range from 5:00 - 5:30 PM. Your Fall 2023 dinner will begin with a cocktail hour. First seating begins at 5:30PM. Enjoy amazing food and unwind – all while helping to support UNH hospitality students!

Your ticket price does not include alcohol or mocktails. Non-alcoholic beverages such as soda, coffee, and tea are included at no cost.


Check out our Instagram @unh.gourmetdinner for the most up to date information on our event!

Through the help of all generous sponsors, we are able to present a successful event to showcase our passion for the hospitality industry. Given the stability from such kind donors, we have the ability to turn the skills that have been acquired through our time in the Hospitality Management Program at the University of New Hampshire into a tangible event for everyone to enjoy. If you choose to extend a hand, financially, the team will graciously add your company, or personal, name to our advertised list of sponsors and put it toward enhancing the education of our students. If you graciously choose to sponsor our event, please follow the “BUY TICKET” tab above and follow the link to purchase a ticket. Once registered, follow the “Sponsorship Only” tab to complete the donation.

Once the sponsorship has been completed, it would be our pleasure to feature a logo, personal or company title on a poster at the dinner for all guests to see. Please reach out to our team with any questions. Again, we truly appreciate all the continued support, and we sincerely thank you!