Bergen Bistro Student-Run Cafe

Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Pastry Arts students work together, under the direction of the Hotel Restaurant Management (HRM) faculty, to deliver high-quality food and dining service to all Bergen Community College stakeholders. Students rotate between stations throughout the semester as part of their experiential learning pathway. Your support affords each student the opportunity to make the connection between education and real-world workforce experiences.

The Bergen Bistro – Spring and Summer Semesters

The “Bergen Bistro” is open for lunch on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. during the spring semester. A modified buffet for $12 includes beverages, soup, salad, proteins, accompaniments, artisan breads, and pastries.

The Bergen Bistro – Fall Semester

During the Fall semester, the Bergen Bistro offers a formal setting for full table service and is open for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm. The dining room accommodates approximately 50 patrons. Space is limited, and reservations are required.


To request a reservation for noon seating, please complete the Bergen Bistro Reservation Form at . The Bergen Bistro is located in room C-210/C-211 in the Pitkin Building on the Paramus Campus. The cost for lunch is $12.00 per person.

Bergen Bistro American Fare Prix Fixe Menu Thursday, June 20, 2024

Summer I Bergen Bistro Dates:6/20/24

As a patron, you are a valuable component of the learning process. In addition to enjoying a fine dining experience, you will play an essential role in helping to cultivate culinarians, tourism industry leaders, and hospitality professionals of the future.

Contact Information:
Rebekah deJesus – Part-Time Technical Assistant –
Professor Ronda Drakeford – Department Chair –
Professor Aaron Morrisey – Executive Chef –

Program Collaborations

Bergen Community College’s interconnected academic landscape and collaboration between college departments have become increasingly essential to meet the diverse needs of our students. Across campus, departments from diverse disciplines leverage their unique expertise, resources, and perspectives, fostering a dynamic learning environment that extends beyond disciplinary boundaries. ~Professor Ronda Drakeford~

Some of the Bergen Bistro campus partnerships:
Dr. PJ Ricatto and the College Sustainability Committee – Composting Services
Dr. Steven Fischer and the Horticulture Program – Centerpieces and decorative plants
Dr. John Cichowski USDA Grant PI – Hydroponically grown herbs
Professor Jim Baumgardner and the performing arts students – Entertainment
Professor Tim Blunk and Gallery Bergen – Artwork
The Hotel Restaurant Management Department is a Bergen Institute of the Creative Arts (BiCA) member.