Culinary Wellness Café

The Culinary Wellness Café in the Student Center provides natural, attractively presented food options in sensible portions to encourage better nutrition and healthy eating habits.

Culinary Wellness at HFC

We start with raw fruits and vegetables, Halal meats, and nutrient-dense ingredients such as beans and whole grains to create individualized meal selections for the College community and guests.

The menus are developed with taste in mind, starting with the best Culinary Arts department recipes, with the addition of influences from the Mediterranean to the Far East. The dishes reflect the world we live in today—eclectic and diverse, with the comforting flavors of home.

Three meal options are offered each week, along with several options for sides. Vegetarian options are available. Visit us in the Student Center (Building M) within the Skylight Café.

Call in Your Order

Need lunch on your time? We offer call-ahead ordering services through the 5101 restaurant. Call 313.206.5101 for more details.

Details

11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Tues., Wed., Thurs. during Fall and Winter semesters
$6 meals / $3 sides

Arabic

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

Combo 1: Fattoush - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with baked whole wheat pita chips, and one side.

Combo 2: Shawarma - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with lettuce, garlic sauce, pickled turnip and one side.

Combo 3: Fasolia - $6

Bean stew served with brown rice, and a mini fattoush.

Sides - $3

  • Hummus and whole wheat pita
  • Tabbouleh and whole wheat pita
  • Carrots
  • Mini fattoush
  • Chili con halal carne

Italian

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Thursday, October 6, 2022

Combo 1: Barilla Plus Spaghetti and Halal Meatballs - $6

Served with tomato sauce and a mini Caesar salad, or vegetarian Barilla Plus spaghetti with tomato and a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 2: Italian Meatball Sub - $6

Served on a whole grain bun with a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 3: Grilled Halal Chicken Caesar Salad - $6

Served with reduced-fat dressing and house-made whole grain croutons, with a side of spaghetti.

Caesar salad with reduced-fat dressing, house-made whole grain croutons, garbanzo beans with a side of spaghetti.

Sides - $3

  • Side of spaghetti
  • Mini Caesar salad
  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Chili con halal carne

All Menus

Arabic

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

Combo 1: Fattoush - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with baked whole wheat pita chips, and one side.

Combo 2: Shawarma - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with lettuce, garlic sauce, pickled turnip and one side.

Combo 3: Fasolia - $6

Bean stew served with brown rice, and a mini fattoush.

Sides - $3

  • Hummus and whole wheat pita
  • Tabbouleh and whole wheat pita
  • Carrots
  • Mini fattoush
  • Chili con halal carne

Italian

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Thursday, October 6, 2022

Combo 1: Barilla Plus Spaghetti and Halal Meatballs - $6

Served with tomato sauce and a mini Caesar salad, or vegetarian Barilla Plus spaghetti with tomato and a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 2: Italian Meatball Sub - $6

Served on a whole grain bun with a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 3: Grilled Halal Chicken Caesar Salad - $6

Served with reduced-fat dressing and house-made whole grain croutons, with a side of spaghetti.

Caesar salad with reduced-fat dressing, house-made whole grain croutons, garbanzo beans with a side of spaghetti.

Sides - $3

  • Side of spaghetti
  • Mini Caesar salad
  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Chili con halal carne

Asian

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to Thursday, October 13, 2022

Combo 1: Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry - $6

Sauteed chicken with vegetables served with brown rice.

Combo 2: Vegetable Stir-Fry - $6

Sauteed vegetables served with brown rice.

Combo 3: Plant-based Burger - $6

Served with wasabi aioli, shredded romaine and sliced tomato.

Sides - $3

  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Stir-fry vegetables
  • Sticky brown rice
  • Chili con halal carne

Tex-Mex

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to Thursday, October 20, 2022

Combo 1: Whole Wheat Burrito - $6

Seasoned halal meat, black beans, brown rice, and cheese or fat-free cilantro lime yogurt. Served with one side.

-or-

Grilled vegetable burrito.

Combo 2: Taco Salad - $6

Shredded lettuce, seasoned halal meat, tomatoes, corn relish, pita chip crumbles, and cheese or fat-free cilantro lime yogurt. Served with one side.

Sides - $3

  • Chili con halal carne
  • Grilled vegetables: zucchini, peppers, red onion, squash, carrot
  • Brown rice and beans

California Sunshine

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 to Thursday, October 27, 2022

Combo 1: Winter Greens Pasta - $6

Winter greens, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese tossed with Barilla Plus penne pasta. Served with one side.

Combo 2: Chicken Burger - $6

Grilled halal chicken burger with romaine and honey mustard sauce on a whole grain bun. Served with one side.

Combo 3: Kale Chop Salad - $6

Chopped kale served with broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds, carrots, onions, and dried cranberries with honey mustard dressing.

Sides - $3

  • Fresh cut fruit with lemon-mint yogurt
  • Chili con halal carne
  • Small winter greens pasta (no ricotta)

Modern Comfort

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to Thursday, November 3, 2022

Combo 1: Mac and Cheese - $6

Barilla Plus mac & cheese with broccoli served with one side.

Combo 2: Unfried Chicken - $6

Yogurt dipped leg and thigh quarters, oven roasted with 12 herb and spices served over locally grown greens and one side.

Combo 3: 3 Side Combo - $6

Your choice of 3 sides.

Sides - $3

  • Smashed redskin potatoes with gravy
  • Braised greens
  • Mac and cheese with broccoli
  • Chili con halal carne

Arabic

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to Thursday, November 10, 2022

Combo 1: Fattoush - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with baked whole wheat pita chips, and one side.

Combo 2: Shawarma - $6

Halal chicken or grilled vegetable with lettuce, garlic sauce, pickled turnip and one side.

Combo 3: Fasolia - $6

Bean stew served with brown rice, and a mini fattoush.

Sides - $3

  • Hummus and whole wheat pita
  • Tabbouleh and whole wheat pita
  • Carrots
  • Mini fattoush
  • Chili con halal carne

Italian

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to Thursday, November 17, 2022

Combo 1: Barilla Plus Spaghetti and Halal Meatballs - $6

Served with tomato sauce and a mini Caesar salad, or vegetarian Barilla Plus spaghetti with tomato and a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 2: Italian Meatball Sub - $6

Served on a whole grain bun with a mini Caesar salad.

Combo 3: Grilled Halal Chicken Caesar Salad - $6

Served with reduced-fat dressing and house-made whole grain croutons, with a side of spaghetti.

Caesar salad with reduced-fat dressing, house-made whole grain croutons, garbanzo beans with a side of spaghetti.

Sides - $3

  • Side of spaghetti
  • Mini Caesar salad
  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Chili con halal carne

Asian

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Combo 1: Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry - $6

Sauteed chicken with vegetables served with brown rice.

Combo 2: Vegetable Stir-Fry - $6

Sauteed vegetables served with brown rice.

Combo 3: Plant-based Burger - $6

Served with wasabi aioli, shredded romaine and sliced tomato.

Sides - $3

  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Stir-fry vegetables
  • Sticky brown rice
  • Chili con halal carne

Tex-Mex

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 to Thursday, December 1, 2022

Combo 1: Whole Wheat Burrito - $6

Seasoned halal meat, black beans, brown rice, and cheese or fat-free cilantro lime yogurt. Served with one side.

-or-

Grilled vegetable burrito.

Combo 2: Taco Salad - $6

Shredded lettuce, seasoned halal meat, tomatoes, corn relish, pita chip crumbles, and cheese or fat-free cilantro lime yogurt. Served with one side.

Sides - $3

  • Chili con halal carne
  • Grilled vegetables: zucchini, peppers, red onion, squash, carrot
  • Brown rice and beans

California Sunshine

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 to Thursday, December 8, 2022

Combo 1: Winter Greens Pasta - $6

Winter greens, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese tossed with Barilla Plus penne pasta. Served with one side.

Combo 2: Chicken Burger - $6

Grilled halal chicken burger with romaine and honey mustard sauce on a whole grain bun. Served with one side.

Combo 3: Kale Chop Salad - $6

Chopped kale served with broccoli, almonds, sunflower seeds, carrots, onions, and dried cranberries with honey mustard dressing.

Sides - $3

  • Fresh cut fruit with lemon-mint yogurt
  • Chili con halal carne
  • Small winter greens pasta (no ricotta)

Pastry Café

Pastry Café provides French, Italian, and Viennese pastry in individual and take-home sized portions as a dessert, or a treat you can enjoy later with a cup of good coffee. We bake from scratch using fresh eggs, real butter, cream, and chocolate.

The menus showcase the HFC Baking and Pastry program and the variety of items produced throughout the semester. House recipes and classical techniques are utilized. Popular items include cupcakes, fancy bars and brownies, pie, torte, Napoleon, éclairs, tarts, and more.