DVUSD student-run restaurant serves public Thursday


Avenue 27 has announced its November dates for dinner.

Located at Barry Goldwater High School, 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane, Avenue 27 is a student-run fine dining restaurant, and is part of Deer Valley Unified School District. The restaurant can accommodate about 64 diners.

It will be open to the public 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays this month, Nov. 8 and 22.

“We are teaching to the standards of any of the top culinary schools, and we aim to educate students about every aspect of the culinary industry, but our focus is also to provide true real-world experience through work-based learning,” chef and teacher Ryan Mattheis stated in a district news release.

As a part of the CTE Culinary Arts program on campus, students are able to participate in the restaurant management program. The program trains students in all aspects of managing and running a restaurant all while gaining a true work-based learning experience in the restaurant.

“From day one, Chef Ryan had a clear vision for an enhanced culinary arts program at Barry Goldwater High School,” Pam Loeffelman, FAIA, DLR Group K-12 education leader, stated. “Working together, architect DLR Group and Deer Valley Unified School District crafted a cost effective and flexible solution that offers a range of menu options and allows students to learn all aspects of culinary arts, from menu planning to five star service in a new upscale restaurant that will be open to the public.”

The project was funded through CTED Funds as part of the district’s membership in West-MEC, said Jayme Fitzpatrick, Career and Technical Education Manager.

Dining is open to the public by reservation. To make a reservation email Avenue27@dvusd.org or call 623-445-3227.