California Culinary Arts Institute
JOIN US FOR LUNCH
Mon – Fri 11:00am – 1:30pm
For reservations, please call: (858) 868-1401
Walk-ins are always welcome
Bistro at California Culinary Arts Institute is operated by our culinary and baking students. As part of their culinary education, students are required to fulfill their externship hours after completing the four-month course curriculum by working in a fully-operational restaurant. We are open to the public Mon-Fri for lunch from 11:00am – 1:30pm.
As part of our commitment to the community, all proceeds from Bistro are donated to charity. We donate 50 percent to Solutions for Change, a local nonprofit assisting the unhoused. The other 50 percent is donated to the San Diego Humane Society. Any tips received from customers go directly to the culinary students working in the bistro.
On rainy days, and by request in advance, bistro customers will be seated inside the school at our chefs’ tables.
We offer 15% OFF to all police officers and firefighters
Roman Ragú with Fettuccine
Ground beef, prosciutto, tomatoes, red wine, and parmesan cheese served with homemade fettuccine.
Fettuccine made with homemade pasta served with homemade alfredo sauce.
Club Sandwich with Potato Chips
Panini bread, turkey, ham, tomatoes, lettuce, and bacon, thinly sliced potato chips
BLT with Cobb Salad
Sun-dried tomato tortilla, turkey, bacon, lettuce
Cobb salad: lettuce, bacon, celery, avocado, tomatoes, turkey
Tuna Sandwich with Potato Chips
Panini bread, Albacore tuna, celery, red onion, dill, mayonnaise, thinly sliced potato chips
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Fresh broccoli, chicken broth, butter, flour, celery, heavy cream
Focaccia parmesan bread stick
Chowder clams, bacon, butter, celery, onions, flour, potatoes, heavy cream, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce
Turkey Avocado Sandwich with Potato chips
Panini bread, sliced turkey, provolone cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, thinly sliced potatoes.
Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
Panini focaccia, fried eggplant with parmesan, basil, Marinera sauce, mozzarella
Chicken Salad Sandwich with Potato Chips
Panini bread, chicken breast, pecans, red grapes, marjoram, tarragon, oregano, thinly sliced potato chips.
Mixed Greens Salad
Mixed greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, Mango Vinaigrette, Mandarin oranges focaccia parmesan bread sticks
Risotto ball, Marinera sauce
Panini focaccia, tomatoes, parmesan, basil, Balsamic glaze.
Vanilla Ice cream, Italian meringue, mixed berry sauce
Vanilla Ice cream, Caramel sauce, Banana, rum