The City Center campus of Joliet Junior College is the location of two restaurants run by the students of the Culinary Arts Program. They are Saveur and Thrive. They each offer their own creative and imaginative cuisines, but both are incredibly flavorful.

City Center Campus Restaurants

We hope you can try our delicious food served at one of our two restaurants or at our kiosk for a quick carryout item.

New! Concept to Operation in Thrive - Culinary Management students will try a new pop-up restaurant concept with a different menu each week.

Dining service is Mondays from 11:30a.m.-12:45p.m. (Begins Sept. 10, 2018). For reservations & to-go orders, call (815) 280-1201.



  • Saveur

    One of two restaurants run by the students in the Culinary Arts Program, Saveur features a journey of tastes and textures through contemporary American and International cuisine all prepared from scratch by our talented culinary students.

    Saveur is a full-service restaurant, providing table service with a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11a.m.-12:45p.m. at the new City Center Campus located at 235 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL on the second floor. Dining service begins Sept. 6, 2018. All proceeds go directly to the Culinary Arts Department. Reservations are suggested. Please call us at 815-280-1200.

    Saveur Menu for Fall 2018


  • Thrive

    The focus of Thrive is to craft elegant and imaginative cuisine, showcasing fresh ingredients. All pastas are produced in house, as well as cheeses, breads and more to create a menu both classic and approachable that is simple yet flavorful. Thrive is also run by the students in the Culinary Arts Department.

    Thrive Restaurant is located on the first floor of the City Center Campus, facing Chicago Street. Dining service begins the week of Sept. 5, 2018.

    Hours of operation are:
    • Wednesdays from 11a.m.-12:45p.m for lunch 
    • Fridays from 6-8p.m. for dinner 

    Lunch Menu for Fall 2018

    Dinner Menu for Fall 2018

    Reservations are suggested. Please call us at 815-280-1201.

  • Lavu Culinary Cafe (kiosk)

    Lavu Culinary Cafe, located on the main floor of the lobby next to Thrive Restaurant, is available for carryout featuring coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches, soups and desserts. Lavu Culinary Cafe is open Tuesday thru Friday from 9:30a.m.-1p.m.



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