New Campus Cafe Now Open
Serving up salads, sandwiches, hoagies and pastries, Craig J’s Cafe is open for business.
The new café opened in September on the first floor of the Academic & Research building at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Chef Craig Jordan operates the café, whipping up his southern comfort and fresh food to Osher members and JHU faculty, staff and students. The café also is open to the visitors who come to campus each day.
Menu highlights include a harvest salad with grilled apples, pears, red onions and candied pecans with pear sherry vinaigrette, and Italian hoagies with two types of ham, salami, provolone cheese and roasted bell peppers. Jordan also serves traditional tuna salad and chicken salad sandwiches as well as simple breakfast fare, such as coffee, bagels and muffins.
Jordan likes to prepare vegan specialties, such as a roasted garlic kale salad with crispy chick peas, and vegan brownies with chocolate ganache.
Craig J’s café also offers catering menus, including boxed lunches, barbecue platters and breakfast spreads.
Jordan’s background as a chef includes his stint in the U.S. Marines, where he focused on culinary science and entered the chef program. He has experience working on Air Force One, an Alaskan cruise line and for the CrossRoads Freedom Center, a faith-based rehabilitation and recovery center. He has a master’s degree in culinary science from Sullivan University in Kentucky.
At a Maryland Farm to Table Day in 2012, Jordan was named “Top Farm to Table Chef” of the year.
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