The Arc Eatery is a fully functioning cafe and catering service staffed by people in our programs who work under the supervision of a trained chef. The eatery is open to the public and we greatly appreciate your business!
People participate in all aspects of the eatery: preparing and serving food, taking orders, and cleaning up. The skills they learn enrich their lives and open opportunities for them. Several graduates of this program have gone on to employment at restaurants in the community.
Hours and menu
The Arc Eatery is located inside our main site at 200 Research Parkway in Meriden.
The eatery is open for breakfast and lunch from 7 am - 2 pm, M - F.
Basic skills that mean so much
For people in the Arc Eatery, there are three specific areas of concentration for training.
Greeting and order taking
Quality Food Products
Specialty sandwich making/salads/soups
Operating a fryolator
Fruit and Vegetable Prep for Soups/Salads/Pies
Package Food for Daily Lunches – Puddings/Salads/Cookies
Food Service Delivery
Safe Food Handling
Food Protection - Storage
Proper Handwashing Techniques
Good Hygiene Practices
Cleanliness of Equipment/Utensils
Garbage/Rubbish Storage and Removal