Meals prepared at JUC include a combination of Middle Eastern and American-style foods. Due to the small size of our kitchen and student body, meals usually consist of one entrée with sides, salad, and dessert (often a piece of fruit) for each meal. We are not able to cater to special diets.
Meals are served from the serving line in the kitchen according to a posted schedule:
After all meals, you will need to take your dishes and trays to the cart located next to the serving area in the kitchen and scrape and stack them.
The JUC staff prepares a beverage counter in the dining hall, complete with ice, hot water, tea, instant coffee, and hot chocolate. A bread table is also available in the dining hall with bread, butter, jelly, and peanut butter. Both of these spaces are open for student use 24 hours a day.
A refrigerator is set apart for student use in the dining room. Please label any food you store inside, and help to keep the refrigerator clean by cleaning out food when it has gone bad and by cleaning out all your food at the end of the semester. Food prepared by the JUC kitchen and JUC dishes may not be stored in the refrigerator.
JUC provides picnic-style lunches for full-day field studies. Students attending field studies will be asked to help set up and clean up these lunches in the field.
Buying food from street vendors is a fun and almost always a healthy experience. Please remember to wash fruit and vegetables before eating them. It’s worth a trip into the Old City early in the morning to buy and eat a variety of hot breads just out of the oven.