The Allenwood – An IUP Student-Run Restaurant – Opens for Fall Semester


Jeffrey M. Santicola shared the following information about the Allenwood:
Students enrolled in the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management program participate in this unique hands-on learning laboratory. Students learn how to manage and operate a food and beverage facility. Each week students prepare a different themed lunch buffet menu. Lunch includes a rotating soup and dessert special. Students in the dinner lab prepare a different themed 3-course meal throughout the semester. The signature NY Strip is always available for dinner. The Allenwood opens in the 4th week of every semester and serves until finals week each fall and spring semester.

 Dinner is served Thursday Evening from 6:00pm to 7:30pm*
Dinner Reservations at the Allenwood – Department of Management – IUP

 Lunch is served Friday Between 11:30 and 1pm.
Lunch Reservations at the Allenwood – Department of Management – IUP

*Dinner on Thursday, September 21 is sold out.

 The Allenwood is located at 911 South Drive on the ground floor of Ackerman Hall on Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s campus.

Dr. Stephen B. Shiring shared history about the Allenwood:
The Allenwood Student-run Restaurant, training students in operations since the early 1970’s, is named in honor of the late Allen Woods, professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Hospitality Management. The Allenwood is an integral component  of the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management Program student curriculum, housed in the Department of Management, in the Eberly College of Business, and is home to the Isabella Wilkinson Green dining room.

  • Strongly respected reputation and brand recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Was recognized for its excellence in hospitality management education, ranked number nine of 50 on the list of “2021 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management” in the United States by in the nation and first in Pennsylvania.
  • Premier Hospitality Management program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with roots at IUP since 1916, providing a strong value proposition for parents and students studying at IUP.
  • A student required core competency and professionally respected reputation, the Allenwood Student-run restaurant is unique being the only Hospitality Management Program student-run restaurant in USA to deliver applied comprehensive hands-on operations management, customer service-learning opportunities, on-the-job experience in purchasing, food production techniques and safe food handling procedures, team building, communication, and leadership skills. Students also apply and develop managerial functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling an operation.


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