The Culinary Exchange is a public food court offering various breakfast, lunch and dinner items prepared by students in the Culinary Arts program at Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. Reservations are not required or available for any of the meals served.

September – April Hours
Monday through Friday – 7:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday – 9am – 3pm
Sunday – Closed

The Culinary Exchange is closed on all statutory holidays.

Restaurant Cooking

The Restaurant Cooking lab (short order) specializes in favourite comfort foods for breakfast and lunch. Check out the current breakfast and lunch menus.

Global Cuisine

The Global Cuisine lab features menu items from a different country or ethnic region each week on a six-week rotation, Monday through Thursday. See the current Global Cuisine menu.

Buffets and Charcuterie

The Buffet and Charcuterie lab provides an elaborate buffet lunch on selected Fridays, with a different country or regional theme, on a five-week rotation. Each buffet features house-made charcuterie items as well as desserts prepared by the baking labs.

Garde Manger

The Garde Manger lab provides a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and other cold food items in the Grab’n’Go area of the Culinary Exchange. Details of each week’s selections is available on the News page.


Items sold in the Culinary Exchange are produced by various baking labs including Patisserie I, Patisserie II, and Professional Baking. Selection varies each week based on what is being learned in each lab. Please see the News page for specific items being sold each week. (Availability will vary based on actual lab production.)

Food Services

Food Services’ chefs provide a hot supper menu each weeknight evening between 4pm and 7:30pm, and food service between 10am and 4pm on weekends (September through April). Various Grab’n’Go items are prepared by Food Services and available for purchase when the labs are not in session.