The Oak Room

The Oak Room is known throughout South Dakota as a fine dining opportunity not to be missed! It is an integral part of the Culinary Academy at Mitchell Technical College. Located in the Mitchell Tech Campus Center at 1800 East Spruce Street, this elegant dining room will help you create a memorable meal experience! Both for personal and business, the Oak Room is the perfect space to hold your next lunch.

Reservations are required.

Call 605.995.7169 for reservations.

Special note: Patrons are requested to be seated by 11:30 AM to accommodate students’ instructional schedules. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Oak Room has been in operation since 1969 and has been directed by five Culinary Arts Department Heads: Ernst Wirt, John Weber, Randy Doescher, Jim Wagner, Josh Kranz, and current department head Tim Goldammer. Approximately 10 to 20 students work on the Oak Room staff each year serving approximately 2,000 meals. Students rotate responsibilities and serve as chef, waiter, bus person, etc. each day. Graduates of the Culinary Academy work in many occupational fields including head chefs, sous chefs, kitchen managers, food service managers, restaurant managers, etc.

For reservations and availability, please call 605.995.7169 or email Tim Goldammer.

The Menu

All patrons will enjoy a variety of complimentary breads and rolls.

Beverages including soda, freshly squeezed lemonade, coffee, tea, and milk are also available for purchase.


  • Baked Brie - Crostini's, brie cheese, whiskey bacon jam, and Dijon marmalade
  • Crab Cakes* - Two crab cakes with an almond tomato relish
  • Stuffed Mushrooms - Spinach artichoke stuffed cremini mushrooms

*Indicates a product that would include a major food-borne allergy.


  • Pan-Seared Snapper*: Orange glazed red snapper resting on mixed greens with toasted almonds and mandarin oranges.
  • New York Strip Steak: Bourbon glazed New York strip cooked to your preferred doneness with housemade whiskey bacon jam. Served with your choice of side.
  • Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta*: Grilled chicken upon pesto fettuccine with a warm housemade breadstick.
  • Latin Pulled Pork: Pulled pork, tangy pineapple chutney on a housemade ciabatta bun. Served with your choice of side.


  • Herb Potatoes: Crisp, pan-fried, red potato medallions seasoned with fresh rosemary and thyme.
  • Peppercorn Salad: Crisp romaine lightly tossed in our housemade peppercorn dressing. Garnished with cherry tomatoes, croutons, and parmesan cheese.
  • Roasted Green Beans: Char roasted fresh green beans.
*Indicates a product that would include a major food-borne allergy.

Dessert of the Day, changes with season product availability and is different every day.

Ask your server about the Dessert of the Day!