A Unique Dining Experience

LCCC's On-Campus, Student-Operated Restaurant

Sage & Seed Logo

Sage & Seed Ice Sculpture

Norton Culinary Arts Center [Campus Map]
(Between Stocker Arts Center and Spitzer Conference Center)


Restaurant Hours

Reopening fall semester

Reservations are Required: (440) 366-7007



Come and enjoy inspired cuisine from the culinary student chefs as they source fresh and local ingredients to tastefully prepare their creations. 

Sage & Seed Menu


A Unique Dining Experience

Sage & Seed allows LCCC Culinary Arts students to showcase a locally-sourced menu to the public. Students are responsible for every aspect of the restaurant including the front of house, kitchen and even the business side of managing the restaurant.

The locally sourced meals are prepared and service rendered all under the watchful eye of LCCC Culinary Arts Chef Adam Schmith.

Sage & Seed dining room - view through glass with etched Sage & Seed logo

The Sage & Seed Concept

The Sage & Seed concept highlights the idea of “sage,” the wisdom of teachers and the community’s past, and “seed,” the new beginnings for those in the LCCC culinary program. Seasoned chefs share their knowledge and skills as they lead students through their capstone project in the on-site commercial kitchen through food preparation and serving.


The Sage

Adam Schmith, Culinary Arts Director
Bradley Ball, Culinary Program Chef
Jessica Key, Dining Room Instructor


The Seed (Student Chefs), Spring 2022

Matthew Gregory
Veronica Payne
Megan Rataj
Garret Underwood
Brandon Woodall


Service Attendants

Nicholas Chapek
Christopher Dellisanti
Amanda Endrizal
Andre Mooney
Hannah Prahst
Ian Salem
Zachery ThomasNedah Wahdan


Our Partners

The Sage & Seed farm-to-table program proudly shares ingredients from these Lorain County farms:

  • Coleman’s Garden
  • Tyler’s Farm
  • Flynn Show Cattle
  • Culinary Vegetable Institute

Visit Us

Find Your Culinary Adventure

Culinary Arts Institute

Ben & Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 366-4100


M-F 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed

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