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“This program and facility needs to be celebrated by everyone in the state.” Chef Marc Dunham
District 21 is a truly exceptional, evening dining experience. You’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of culinary art at its best.
District 21 is designed for students to complete internships after they finish the Culinary Arts program at Francis Tuttle. The restaurant is unique because it gives students a real work experience, allowing them to develop as potential employees that are dependable, extremely bright, and always anxious to learn more.
We’re training the next generation of cooks for the region’s culinary field, honing their skills by using the best curriculum, facilities and faculty available.
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We have a staff of professional chefs with a passion for culinary excellence.
Restaurant Chef Instructor
Director of Culinary Arts
Executive Chef of Culinary Operations
Here's what the critics are saying.
"His passion for Mexican cuisine is matched only by his ambition to make Francis Tuttle’s School of Culinary Art known worldwide."
Dave Cathey, of the Oklahoman, featured Chef Marc Dunham at the recent Open Flame event. Read more...
"My very first chef was a very loud, very traditional Swedish pastry chef named Claes Passmark. He is the chef who knew what I was capable of before I did."
The Austin Eater spoke with former Francis Tuttle Culinar Arts student, Kerstin Bellah. Read more...
Pastry chef at Uchiko
"The crown jewel of Francis Tuttle’s School of Culinary Arts is the fine-dining restaurant District 21, where Oklahoma City area residents come for top-notch dinners and chefs-to-be come to learn."
Dave Cathey, of the Oklahoman, singled out District 21 as Oklahoma City’s “classiest restaurant”. Read more...
"I have something you have to try. If you love food and you love supporting young people in their passions... this is one YUMMY way to do both."
District 21 made it to the list of Jaime's Favorite Things. Read more...
"From the golden bar that sits in front of the sparkling kitchen abuzz with students, to the spacious and lovely dining room, this place is gorgeous."
Katie encourages you to “head over and support your future chefs of Oklahoma folks!” Read more...
Our chefs present a sumptuous menu, rich in local tastes and artistic flare. We place a special emphasis on using locally-sourced and humanely-raised meats, seasonal produce, plus locally-produced ingredients, to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable choices. We also try to offer gluten-free options on our weekly menus.
As our goal is to use the best in seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, there may some changes (and even some surprises) when you visit.
Here are a few photos of some of the items you might find on our menu.
View a Sample Menu Here