Dietetics students at BYU have the unique opportunity of moving from the confines of a classroom to the practical experience of running a restaurant: the Pendulum Court Café.
The course is Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science 375, where students in the major learn every aspect of running an eating establishment, from food inventory to meal preparation and cuisine. Professor Julie Duncan teaches the course and oversees the students as they serve lunch nearly every day in theEyringScienceCenteron BYU campus.
“We’re training dieticians to become managers, and this gives them an opportunity right here to manage hands-on…this is a great opportunity.”
The Pendulum Court Café just opened for the semester and serves lunch Monday through Thursday from 11:30 to 1:30, with the exception of a Tuesday opening at noon due to the BYU devotional. The café will remain open until November 15th. Reservations are required and can be made as soon as the night before at pencourt.byu.edu.