Gateway is pleased to welcome the public to our culinary lab-restaurant, Café Vincenzo. Touted as a “hidden gem” by Mara Lavitt of NewHavenEats, this unique and popular dining experience offers the public a gourmet dining experience while GCC’s culinary students gain real-world work experience preparing for careers in the hospitality industry. Café Vincenzo is located at the corner of George and Church Street, in GCC’s South building in Room S102. The south building is bordered by George Street, Church Street (which is the best entrance for the café), Frontage Road, and Temple Street. Parking is available on Church Street at meters. The college also validates parking for the Temple Garage. Guests must check-in with security when entering the campus buildings (security validates parking tickets).

Spring 2018 International Dinner Schedule

Welcome to our special International (5-course) Dinners at Café Vincenzo. Each International Dinner is researched by the students assigned to that country. The managers for that evening study the history, eating habits, and the economics of the country assigned. The students then design the menu, choose the recipes, and finally, get the chance to run the entire dinner. Due to the short time span that we have to work with, we are unable to have a descriptive menu for each country, but rest assured that each country will be appropriately prepared and presented. You will have to trust in our talents, and in our instructor, when selecting one or more of these remarkable dinners to attend!

Dinners are $28 per person (only credit cards and checks accepted—no cash), served on Thursday evenings. Doors open at 6:00 pm for payment and seating. Service begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Guests may bring their own wine.


February 15 FRANCE David Bellucci & Anthony Luciani  
February 22 HAITI Brian Roundtree & Marie Isaac
March 8 ITALY Dominic Vissicchio & Massimo Palaccia
March 22 VIETNAM Debra Weeks
March 29 SOUL FOOD Kelwynn Westley
April 5 PUERTO RICO Nilda Martinez
April 12 IRELAND Christian Madsen
April 19 PERU Beranada Castillo
April 26 NORWAY Jordana Bernhard
May 3 GHANA/JAMAICA Jennifer Aryee


Reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservation requests and questions can be directed to Pam Kozodoy,, (203) 285-2269. Please include your name, telephone number, the number in your party, and date(s) that you’d like to dine, and someone will confirm your request prior to your visit. Payment is due on the date of your visit.

Bon Appetit!

Contact Information

For more information contact:

Pam Kozodoy
(203) 285-2269


Important Info

Room S102: 1st Floor of South Building

Cost (payable at the Cafe; check and credit cards only)
Dinner: $28