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Lunch Club

Lunch Club

How does a home-cooked meal for lunch sound?

Since 1947, it's sounded very good right here on our campus! The Lunch Club meets every day in the Merle Tuve Room (dining hall) of the Greenewalt Building at 12:30 p.m. for a lunch cooked by one of the members.

We have only three rules:

  1. No seconds before 12:45 p.m.
  2. No complaints about the food allowed (compliments are ok).
  3. No serving hotdogs more than twice a week.

If anyone knows the history of that last rule, we should write it down as part of our campus lore before it's lost.

If you would like to join the Lunch Club, please contact the current czar, Roxane Bowden.

Members cook, usually for a few days in a row, in proportion to how often they eat. There's no cost to be in the Club, other than what you pay for food when you cook. The menus are as varied as our cooks, but almost always include a vegetarian option. Cuisine has varied over the years. Once, fresh milk, ice cream, and wine were common. These days the menu usually has a main course, salad, bread, fruit and cookies.

Please realize that the majority of the food in the refrigerators in the Greenewalt Kitchen belongs to a member of the Lunch Club or GL and DTM administrative staff. All silverware, glasses, cooking utensils, and pots and pans belong to the Lunch Club. Lunch club cooks are expected to clean up after providing lunch club meals. Non-members are welcomed to bring their own utensils and use the kitchen at anytime. Accordingly, they should also leave the kitchen clean after using it.