He previously managed food service for professional sports venues, including Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, and Hollywood Park Race track, as well as for such high profile events as the Grammys, Super Bowls, and pro All-Star games. At the Lab, he wants to continue to provide a variety of dishes featuring fresh, local ingredients. Contact him at x5357.
On Friday, the Café is serving slow-roasted prime rib, truffle potato gratin, and Blue Lake green beans. The hours for Dec. 22 and 23 are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with abbreviated breakfast and lunch service.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the cafeteria will offer a limited menu today and will close at 1:30 p.m.
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria plaza. The café will offer four “street food” stations, with $4 entrees. They include German bratwurst with and sauerkraut, chicken gyros, braised pork carnitas tacos, and Tandoori chicken wraps. Go here to learn more about today’s festival.
The new space resembles an Italian-style plaza, featuring wheelchair friendly picnic tables, stabilized decomposed granite, potted lavender and rosemary, and new umbrellas. The area is a perfect place to socialize and exchange ideas. More>
To accommodate a special event, the dining hall will close at 2 p.m. today. No café purchases will be allowed after this time and diners will be asked to vacate the area. The coffee bar will remain open until 3 p.m.
Due to the ALS User meeting, the cafe will not be able to provide service for other events between Oct. 6 and 8. There may be a slight delay in processing orders for future events during this time. Go here to submit a catering order. Contact Nate Blumsack for more information.
Those walking in the area will be directed to use alternate route to accommodate the cafeteria courtyard improvement project. To ensure safety, pedestrians should follow all posted signage. Contact Eric Lahrs for more information (510-206-3148).
The cafeteria dining area will be unavailable beginning Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. and ending Friday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. due to cleaning and a minor renovation project. The coffee bar and breakfast grill will maintain normal operating hours during this time period on a “grab and go” basis.”
Certain areas will be off limits during the installation of decomposed granite ground cover, improved pathways, planter boxes, picnic benches, and umbrellas. The existing landscaping will also be cleaned up and the stage cleaned and sealed. Work will continue through September. For more information, call x4085.