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. Our menus are listed below.

Dining service in Saveur & Thrive will resume the week of January 28, 2020. Please click on the links below to view menus and hours of operation. Thank you for your continued support!


  • 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 City Center Campus located at 235 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL on the second floor. All proceeds go directly to the Culinary Arts Department. Reservations are suggested. Please call us at 815-280-1200.

    2020 Spring - Lunch Menu

  • 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. 

    Hours of operation are:
    • Wednesdays from 11a.m.-12:45p.m for lunch 
      2020 Spring - Lunch Menu 
    • Fridays from 6-8p.m. for dinner 
      2020 Spring - Dinner Menu

    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. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9a.m.-12:45p.m. 


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