INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – June 13, 2024 – Ivy Tech Indianapolis is thrilled to announce the launch of its Alumni Chef Summer Lunch Series at Courses Restaurant, located in the Conference Center and Culinary Institute building on campus (2820 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46208). This special series will feature a lineup of talented alumni chefs who will take over the kitchen and create unique, mouth-watering menus for a delightful summer dining experience.

Each lunch will be a showcase of the chefs' creativity and culinary expertise, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a meal crafted by some of the finest talents to emerge from Ivy Tech’s culinary program. Seating for the event will be available from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, allowing guests to savor a leisurely lunch while supporting our alumni executive chefs and culinary arts students – the next generation of culinary professionals.

Confirmed Dates, Chefs, and Menu Highlights:

  • SOLD OUT! Thursday, June 13: Chef Jason Crouch and Chef Melissa Kingsbury

Ivy Tech Indianapolis Alumni Chef Summer Lunch Series - June 13 menu

  • Thursday, June 20 - Juneteenth Celebration: Chef Brady Foster and Chef Charlie Chapel

Ivy Tech Indianapolis Alumni Chef Summer Lunch Series - June 20 menu

  • SOLD OUT! Thursday, June 27: Chef Ricky Hatfield 


  • SOLD OUT! Thursday, July 11: Chef Destiny Dominguez will offer a fusion of flavors with dishes such as:

o Appetizers: Stuffed Chilaquiles with Jalapeno Slaw, Sopes with Rajas con Crema and Wild Mushrooms

o Entrees: Pollo Adobado, Chipotle and Lime Rubbed Sea Bass, Repollo Guisado

o Desserts: Strawberry Crunch Tres Leches, Mango Sorbet


  • Thursday, July 18: Chef Regina Mehallick (former owner of R Bistro on Mass Ave. and R To Go on College Ave.) and David Edison

David is a culinary graduate of the Ivy Tech Indianapolis Culinary Arts program.  He is now a teacher and recently received the "Golden Apple" award from WISH-TV.  After David graduated he went to IUPUI for a degree in Education and has been fulfilling his life-long dream of being a teacher in the same school district he went to.

VIDEO >> Learn more about his recognition.

WISH TV Golden Apple Award - David Edison winner


"We are excited to welcome our amazing alumni back to campus and to give them the opportunity to share their culinary passions with our community. This series not only celebrates their achievements but also inspires our current students by showcasing the diverse career paths available to them."

– Chef Jeff Bricker, Department Chair for Ivy Tech Indianapolis Hospitality Administration Program

Courses Restaurant is proud to offer this unique dining series, which promises to be a highlight of the summer season. Each menu will be carefully curated by the featured chefs, ensuring a distinctive and memorable experience for all attendees.
Cost: $20 per person
Reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating. To reserve your spot or for more information, please visit
Join us at Ivy Tech Indianapolis for an unforgettable culinary journey with our esteemed alumni chefs. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.