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Introducing Evolve Bistro, the new student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago. Evolve Bistro captures the essence of our students' culinary evolution and is the pinnacle of their culinary education. Evolve Bistro continually changes menu, through seasonality, ethnic cuisine, and student body.
Under the supervision of Chef Elizabeth Sweeney and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Evolve Bistro is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.
Location and hours of operation:
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Wednesday-Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 2pm (last seating at 1:30)
Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.Explore all of our Alumni
Design consultant , NTT CenterstanceRead Laurel's story
Milonia (Milon) V. Parker
CEO, Writer, Producer, Actress, & Director at MVP ProductionsRead Milon's story
Textile Designer , Target CorporationRead Sally’s story
Tyrone J. Strickling
Bakery Team Leader , Whole Foods MarketRead Tyrone 's story
Digital Producer, DDBRead Chris's story