BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus announced today that The Yellowwood, Ivy Tech’s five-course dining experience, is open and reservations are being accepted. The Yellowwood is a teaching and learning restaurant, operated by culinary arts students under the direction of Chef Tad DeLay. The Yellowwood was formerly open as the Crossing Café, located on Liberty Drive, but is now housed in its permanent location at Ivy Tech Community College in the recently-expanded culinary arts wing.

“The experience gives students a chance to learn and serve in a professional environment,” says Chef DeLay, assistant professor of Hospitality Administration. “Students take customer service classes and serving in The Yellowwood is part of their course requirements. Graduates of our program are well-qualified for employment as line cooks and sous chefs and can advance in their careers with more experience.”

This fall, the menu will be classical French cuisine until mid-October. From mid-October through December the cuisine will be international, featuring dishes from a variety of countries including Spain, Vietnam, and China. Patrons should call ahead for the specific menu each week.

The Yellowwood will be open most Wednesdays throughout the fall and spring semesters and reservations are required. The cost is $15 and only cash is accepted at this time. Reservations can be made by emailing or by calling (812) 330-6381. The Yellowwood is located at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, at 200 Daniels Way. For the most up-to-date information about The Yellowwood visit

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in hospitality administration with concentrations offered in culinary arts, or baking and pastry arts. Culinary arts and baking and pastry programs are accredited by ACFEFAC, the lead accrediting body for culinary schools in the country. For information visit Ivy Tech second 8-week classes begin October 17, and spring enrollment is now open. To enroll, visit, stop into Ivy Tech Bloomington located at 200 Daniels Way, or call (812) 330-6013. Ivy Tech is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.