Saveur and Thrive Closed During Summer 2022

JJC's restaurants, Saveur and Thrive, are closed for Summer 2022. They will reopen in August 2022. Lavu Culinary Kiosk will be open until July 10, 2022.

City Center Campus Restaurants

JJC culinary students run two restaurants at the City Center Campus: Saveur and Thrive. They each offer their own creative and imaginative cuisines, but both are incredibly flavorful. In addition, JJC also offers a quick service kiosk, Lavu. We hope you can stop by to enjoy our fresh, delicious meals!

COVID-19 Precautions

Carryout and indoor dining (at limited capacity) is available, in line with the state's restaurant mandate. 

Effective 2021, all guests must: 

  1. Wear face masks as they enter the building (they can remove them while eating and drinking)
  2. Have their temperature scanned upon entering the building
  3. Practice social distancing

Please note: Seating is very limited. Please make your reservations ahead of time.

JJC Restaurants Now on TripAdvisor!

Did you enjoy your experience dining at one of our restaurants? Share a review and photos of your meal on TripAdvisor. 

Thrive on TripAdvisor   Saveur on TripAdvisor

  • What to Expect

    This semester will be fluid and we will follow the guidelines set forth by the Governor, state public health officials and our institution. As restaurant restrictions change, we will be sure to let you know.

    Thank you for trusting us throughout this very challenging time, supporting our program and students as they pursue their culinary education, and being part of our JJC extended family. Stay safe and we look forward to providing your culinary created take-out meals in the near future.

Restaurant Menus

  • Lavu Culinary Kiosk - Carryout Menu

    Lavu, our culinary kiosk on the ground floor of the City Center Campus, is open for carryout orders Monday through Thursday 9a.m. to 1:30 p.m., serving items such as:

    • Paninis
    • Salads 
    • Soups
    • Bakery goods 
    • And more!

  • Saveur Menu

    Saveur is closed for Summer 2022.

    To Order Carryout or Make a Reservation During The Fall or Spring

    • Please call (815) 280-1200.
    • Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


  • Thrive Menu

    Thrive is closed for Summer 2022.

    To Order Carryout or Make a Reservation During the Fall or Spring

    • Please call (815) 280-1201.
    • Open Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Open Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

About our Restaurants

Please note that the information provided below relates to JJC's restaurants during a typical semester.

  • Saveur

    Summer Hours


    Fall & Spring Hours

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    11a.m. to 12:45p.m.

    Reservations are suggested and encouraged. Please call (815) 280-1200.

    More About 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 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. 

  • Thrive

    Fall & Spring Hours

    11a.m. to 12:45p.m.

    6 to 7:45p.m.

    Reservations are suggested and encouraged. Please call (815) 280-1201.

    Summer Hours

    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Reservations are suggested and encouraged. Please call (815) 280-1201.

    More About 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. 

  • Lavu Culinary Cafe (kiosk)

    Monday through Thursday
    9a.m. to 1:30p.m.

    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. 


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