Shawsheen Tech’s Student Run Dining Room Will Open September 14

September 13, 2022

~ Submitted by Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

The Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School will open its guest dining room to the public on September 14. The Ram’s Head Dining Room is a student-run service that provides seated lunch service or curbside pickup to anyone in the community. The dining room will be open for lunch Wednesday-Friday when school is in session, with seat times at 11:30 am and 11:45 am. To make a reservation or place an order, please call 978-671-3668.

The Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program teaches students food preparation, food service management, dining room service, event planning, entrepreneurship, and much more. Lead teacher Joe Williams shared, “we are looking forward to opening the Guest Dining Room with the pandemic behind us, so we can train our students for a successful and lucrative career in the hospitality industry.” Teacher Ilda Pepler elaborated, “the guest dining room integrates many aspects of our curriculum together in real-time for our students; it is a great learning experience for them.”

The lunch menu generally consists of options for a 3-course meal consisting of a choice of soup or salad, an entrée, and a dessert, at an affordable price. Menus and special events can be found at

In addition to the dining room, Shawsheen Tech has public student-run services in the automotive shop, graphic communications print center, and cosmetology salon. Community members are encouraged to visit campus during the school day to utilize these services; they provide authentic learning experiences for students and are a staple for vocational schools.

For more information about the Rams Head Dining Room or any other student-run service at Shawsheen, please visit

About Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School District

Established in 1965, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) is a student-centered public institution serving the five member towns of Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington.  Shawsheen Valley Technical High School serves more than 1,300 students in grades 9-12 and is “Dedicated to Excellence in Education”, integrating academics with more than 20-vocational-technical career pathways.

Shawsheen is located in Billerica, MA on a sprawling 100-acre campus.  The school building features state-of-the-art facilities and athletic fields, twenty-four varsity sports, and dozens of extra-curricular clubs and activities.  All of Shawsheen’s faculty and staff are committed to the mission “to provide a positive learning experience in a safe educational environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential, emphasizes the value of a strong work ethic, and prepares them for adult life in a competitive world.”

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