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"The sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions, brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness, the Ethnosphere is humanity's great legacy. It's a symbol of all that we are, and all that we can be.."





what we are about?

The Ethnosphere is a fine dining restaurant operating out of Grayson Technical School. It is the only school based restaurant in Gwinnett county. The restaurant is run by students in the culinary program with assistance from the entrepreneurship students. The students host members of the community to enjoy a three course fine dining experience that is cooked to order for each reservation. The wonderful experience lasts over an hour and a half and is a great value at only $25 per person.

The restaurant is a great opportunity to learn business management skills for the entrepreneurship students as well as excellent hospitality experience for the culinary students. The proceeds go to help each program purchase new items or field trips that grow the educational opportunities available to both current and future students of Grayson Tech.

The menu offers a variety of different choices inspired by different ethnicities from around the world. Chef Matthew Neal wants to help showcase the talent of his students while giving customers a glimpse of different flavors from around the world. “I envision a menu in which the appetizer choices may be Asian or Italian or Greek. These are not all the same, but it works,” says Neil. The diversity in the menu adds yet another unique aspect to the experience that can not be found anywhere else.

The Ethnosphere believes in providing value to every customer, and the experience is about more than just the food. The students take the time to set a dining room atmosphere that rivals any quality restaurant. Reservations are required to ensure rapid seating, and customer service is a top priority. Since all food is cooked to order the wait time on food is longer than casual dining, but entertainment and art is provided by students in other programs to help pass the time.

The environment of the dining room is a nice change of scene from the hustle of everyday life, and offers an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the company of friends and family. Dates for services are listed below, if demand indicates the need for more dates may be added in later months.We look forward to serving you, being all that we are and all that we can be, while giving you memories to last a lifetime.