Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree Restaurant

The Lemon Tree provides real world, science-based experiences to students in the Quantity Food Production class, a capstone course for dietetics and hospitality, management and tourism undergraduate students.

About the Restaurant

Quantity Food Production

During the semester, DHN students will rotate through a series of work stations, gaining hands-on experience as they learn the various roles involved in operating a restaurant. The restaurant is open to faculty, staff, and the public by reservation only.

The Lemon Tree is located on the second floor of Erikson Hall and serves lunch each Tuesday and Thursday at noon sharp. The Lemon Tree costs $15.00 and MUST be paid with credit card. NO CASH will be accepted.

Teaching Team

Students in the Lemon Tree are team-taught and directed by Bob Perry, Coordinator of the Food Systems Initiative in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Emily DeWitt, a lecturer in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Mr. Perry is a professional chef with over 40 years of experience in the US and abroad and Ms. DeWitt is a Registered Dietitian.

Get Involved

Make a Reservation

Lunch is served at Lemon Tree beginning at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and reservations are required


Make a Donation

Donations are accepted with gratitude on behalf of the Lemon Tree Cafe, for the DHN Student Success Fund


Connect With Us

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

204 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Chef Bob Perry
Head Chef of Lemon Tree

Contact Chef Bob Perry

Emily DeWitt
Lemon Tree Lecturer

Contact Emily DeWitt

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800