Community Dinner

Seattle Central College hosted an event on campus on Friday, February 16 for our friends and neighbors. We call it Community Dinner. Please enjoy a recap of the evening.

Please stay tuned for future Community Dinner events in the coming months.

The Event

Community Dinner is more than a meal for 150 people. It is created for you to meet and connect with others - no matter who you are, how old you are, or where you come from. You will sit at long tables with community members and Capitol Hill neighbors to share a meal and good conversation, because we feel it's the social ties and connections we form that make life better and more meaningful (especially in this post-pandemic world).

We are vested in serving as a cornerstone of an inclusive, connected, and safe Capitol Hill neighborhood. Join us for food, fun and new friends. Tickets are $20 and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

The Menu

In celebration of Black History Month, we prepared a Cajun/creole meal. Details below:

  • Jambalaya with braised chicken, prepared in a large paella pan with andouille sausage, fried pickles, and smothered green beans
  • Vegetarian/vegan option: red beans and rice, fried pickles, and smothered green beans (please indicate your meal preference when you reserve tickets)
  • Dessert? Yes, please! Layered doberge cake originating in New Orleans will be served

What else can we tell you? Your dinner is communal, served family style and is prepared by Seattle Central Culinary Academy students and faculty with fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients. Wine from South Seattle College's NW Wine Academy, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided with your meal. 

The Space

Dinner will be served in the sky-lit Atrium, a place where faculty, staff, and students have collected for lunch since the college's founding in 1966. 

Seattle Central Atrium 1970s

Enter the college through the main entrance on Broadway Ave. Follow the wayfinding signs for directions to the Atrium. We'll greet you at the door and walk you to the check in desk. One of volunteers will escort you to your seat. 

Dinner and Art

Before or after dinner, feel free to visit the M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, which will feature an exhibition about Seattle native Tina Bell, a long-overlooked singer and songwriter dubbed the Queen of Grunge.  

Any Questions?

Feel free to contact us at for questions. We're happy to answer.

Dinner will be served on the first floor of campus, just a short walking distance from the main entrance. The atrium is slightly elevated from the hallways but is accessible via wheelchair ramps. 

Children under 5 years old can join us for free with a paying adult. Make sure you get a ticket for them as well. A limited number of high chairs are available.

A baby changing station is located on the third floor of main campus, across from room BE3138. Campus also has a lactation room in the main Broadway Edison building, room BE1118.

Follow the overhead wayfinding signs for restrooms on the main level of campus. For trans-identified guests and those who identify outside the gender binary, the college provides several all-gender/gender neutral restroom throughout campus. 

We will offer options for those of you who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. Just indicate your preference on your reservation.

Our campus is centrally located in Capitol Hill and is easy to reach from most parts of the city. We are easily accessible by public transit, walking or biking.

Prefer to drive? We offer a paid, secure parking garage on the corner of Harvard Ave and Pine St, just across from campus, located at 1609 Harvard Ave. Plenty of metered street parking is also available. 

More info on getting to campus.

Northwest casual is perfectly acceptable, but feel free to get dressy if you would like.