Cook's Holiday is an annual holiday feast enjoyed by many students, faculty, staff, and guests. Hosted since 1986, Cook's Holiday serves up a delicious array of holiday favorite meals, decorations and musical accompaniments. The beloved tradition is not to be missed. Tickets on sale November 1, 2018. 

Due to utility work scheduled to occur in the area surrounding Bolton in mid-December, Cook's Holiday will temporarily move to the Village Summit at Joe Frank Harris for 2018. 

December 13, 2018

  • Lunch 

    • Reservations 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    • General Seating 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner
    • General Seating 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

December 14, 2018

  • Lunch 

    • Reservations 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    • General Seating 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Village Summit at Joe Frank Harris.



Tickets will go on sale November 1, 2018 online or in-person at the Tate Box Office (9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday)

Lunch Tickets - $16.95 for Adults and $8.50 for children ages 6-12

Dinner Tickets - $19.95 for Adults and $10 for children age 6-12

Children age 5 and younger will be admitted free. 


Questions regarding departmental charges should be directed to 706-583-0892 prior to ticket purchases.


All e-tickets will need to be printed and presented for entry into the event. 


Apple Cider (served in lobby)


Entrée Stations

Roasted Turkey Breast & Gravy

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Cranberry Sauce


Smoked Beef Brisket

Whipped Potatoes

Maple Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Luna Bakery Rolls


Maple Glazed Black Oak Ham

Sweet Potato Soufflé 

Bacon & Brown Sugar Braised Collar Greens

Luna Bakery Rolls 


Creamy Southern Style Shrimp & Grits


Wild Mushroom Risotto

Sautéed Green Beans & Red Peppers

Cauliflower & Goat Cheese Gratin

Luna Bakery Rolls


Salads & Soups

Mizuna with Crisp Chickpeas & Tahini Vinaigrette

Butternut Squash Bisque

Red & Green Grapes

Melon Medley 




Almond Stollen

Maple Glazed Apple Blondies

Toasted Butter Pecan Cookies

White Chocolate, Coconut & Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée

Cherry, Vanilla & Cranberry Shortbread Bars

Spiced Brown Sugar Pavlova Banoffee

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Icing 


Standard parking rates apply. Attendees are encouraged to carpool or use campus transit. 

Musical Accompaniments: 

  • The Musicsmiths
    • Performing at lunch on December 13th and 14th
  • The Allegro Quartet
    • Performing at Dinner on December 13th


Proceeds from this event help make The Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Meal Plan Scholarship Possible. Click here for more information.