October 1: PJ’s Open for Lunch
Teaching restaurant serves more students; students serve more lunch. You’ve heard restaurants bragging that they change their menus four times a year to reflect the shifting seasons. Chef Simon Day, a lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, says that’s nothing. At PJ’s we have a different theme and a different menu every day. We’re going to be running 40 different restaurants this semester.”
When PJ’s started eight years ago, it was only open two or three days a week for lunch. But now this student-run restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Friday; in the winter semester it will also be open Thursday evenings to offer fine dining meals. The added days reflect increasing numbers of students enrolled in the restaurant program.