Plan Your Lunch at Top of the Hill

The student-run Top of the Hill restaurant offers a range of cuisine styles from around the world. As part of their learning curriculum, students of the Culinary program offer unique and delicious food for students, staff, and community members during the Spring Term of each year. Experience new and creative tastes as student chefs create themed menus for delicious lunch buffets.

student chef mixing cherries in a bowl

Top of Hill is Open for Spring 2024

Top of the Hill is open Tuesdays and Thursdays for reservations between 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. Reservations are required, so please call 715-365-4466 to secure your reservation. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Accepted


Thursday 1/18 A Taste of India Buffet by Student Chef Kirk Kania View Menu (PDF)

Tuesday 1/23 Grab and Go Deli Open 10:30am-12:30pm View Menu (PDF)

Thursday   1/25 Dining In Ireland Buffet by Student Chef Matthew Ginter View Menu (PDF)

Tuesday 1/30 Grab and Go Deli Open 10:30am-12:30pm View Menu (PDF)


Thursday 2/1 High School Open House Event  

Tuesday 2/6 Rhinelander High School Event and Prep (No Service Today)

Thursday 2/8 Learning In Retirement Special Event Hawaiian Buffet

Tuesday 2/13 Grab and Go Deli Open  10:30am-12:30pm View Menu (PDF)

Thursday 2/15 Crème De La Crème Switzerland Buffet by Student Chef Valerie Kennedy

Tuesday 2/20 Grab and Go Deli Open 10:30am-12:30pm View Menu (PDF)

Thursday 2/22 Old World Italian Buffet by Student Chef Donnie Cassady

Making Reservations

The Top of the Hill will start taking reservations at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 16th. Our students will answer the phone as often as possible during this class, and we apologize for missing any calls. Due to a high volume of calls, you may get a busy signal. Please try again. The schedule will fill very quickly this year due to a low number of service dates. We apologize in advance for this.

Reservations for Thursday Buffets are required and will be taken for times between 11:00 am and 12:15 pm in 15-minute increments. We request that you please be on time for your reservation, to prevent a bottleneck in the dining room. 

Due to the limited service dates, our goal is to allow as many of our community members to enjoy the cuisine from the Top of the Hill, so we ask that each person limit their reservations to one visit.   After January 23rd, if there are still openings, we welcome you to make additional reservations or request to be placed on our waiting list.

Thursday Lunch Buffets will feature themed cuisine buffets during the first seven weeks of this class. The “Themed Cuisine Buffets” will offer International and National Cuisines that the students plan and prepare, using fresh ingredients and various foods to fit the cuisine. These are very popular with Top of the Hill customers, so make sure you get your reservations immediately! Buffets are $15.00 + tax per person. 

Tuesday’s service will be in the Grab and Go Deli this year. Reservations are not required for these service dates but customers will be taken on a first come-first served basis. 

If classes at Nicolet College are canceled for inclement weather, all Top of the Hill services will be canceled for that day, and there will not be a make-up service date. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. This will allow reservations to be made by other customers. You can cancel a reservation by emailing or by calling our reservation number. 

Thank you for your support of our students! Without customers like you, it would be hard for the students to learn within our hands-on laboratory classes at “The Top of the Hill.”