Accolades Dining Room

Accolades is a student-run fine-dining restaurant at TRU. This hidden gem offers some of the best cuisine in Canada. Accolades has been awarded the “stars of excellence” year after year from the national restaurant guide, Where to Eat in Canada.

We have taken a local approach to our cuisine, with much of our food being regional and sustainable.

There is high industry demand for trained cooks, and our instructors work hard to ensure that the best chefs in the country come from TRU.

“Industry loves our students because of the real-life kitchen and restaurant experience we provide,” says Chef Ed Walker, Instructor in the Culinary Arts Training Program.

Budding chefs need a training ground to practice and hone their skills. Accolades provides senior culinary students with a venue where they can provide discerning patrons with the latest trends and techniques in food preparation and service.

Please email your reservation request to Accolades is sold out for the fall semester. We will be booking for the winter semester in January 2023.

If there are cancellations we will post it to our Facebook page and there will be instructions on how make a reservation for that night.


1st courses
Albacore Tuna

Cold smoked, citrus, serrano chili, preserved lemon aioli, black olive crumb


Saffron yogurt, espresso vinaigrette, dukkah

Country Terrine

Pistachio, cranberry, mustard cream, brioche, pickles

2nd courses
Beef Tartare

Gaufrette potato, espelette pepper, pickled mushrooms

Endive Salad

Poached pear, fresh apple, blue cheese, candied walnuts

Onions and Friends

Onion tart, garlic puree, crisp shallot, chive foam

Ricotta and Mint Agnolotti

Brown butter, sage, parmesan breadcrumbs

3rd Course
Watermelon Salad

Cucumber, basil, balsamic, lemon

4th Courses

Seared breast, confit leg, warm mushroom and lentil salad, citrus jus

King Oyster Mushroom 'Steak Frites'

Pommes pont neuf, braised leek, Szechuan peppercorn jus

Trout Grenabloise

Confit potato, charred cauliflower, lemon, caper and herb butter


Served 3 ways. grilled, 48hr sous vide and tortellini root vegetable puree, marsala jus

Artisan Cheese Selection

Brioche crackers, house pickles and preserves

Lemon Tart

Haskap berry bavarois, ice cream and meringue

Crepes Suzette

Orange and Grand Marnier glaze, Chantilly, vanilla ice cream


Pot de crème, madeleine, profiterole