About Us

In Summary

Terra Café is a sit-down or take-out restaurant committed to providing locally sourced and organic food to the campus community every Wednesday at EMPAC.

Who We Are

Terra Café is a service and club provided by RPI students to enhance the community of RPI while educating our peers of the benefits of supporting the local and organic movement.

This full service, sit-down restaurant experience, is committed to serving local and organic foods. Each week will feature a new menu with a meat option, vegetarian/ vegan option, and dessert with drinks.

Terra Café started as a student initiative first cooked up by members of EcoLogic, RPI's oldest environmental group, and then turned into a PDI (Product Design and Innovation) organizational design project which then turned into our fantastic on-campus volunteer club!

How We Work

Students work closely with the Evelyn’s Café Staff to accent food issues through the menu choices available at the Café.

Terra Café meals are payable by FLEX, RAD, cash, credit, or volunteer for two hours for a free lunch!

Where and When

We are in EMPAC almost every Wednesday each semester from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Check our schedule so you don't miss out!

The Terra Team

Joerene Aviles

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 years

President, Biomedical Engineering 2019

Cheeseburgers are my favorite meal ever!

Secret ingredient: Random cat noises.

Maya Navabi

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 9 months

Vice President, Mechanical engineering 2020

"Sometimes you gotta work a little to ball a lot." - Tom Haverford

Secret ingredient: Extreme Artisanal Vines

Daniel Romero

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 19 years

Treasurer, Mechanical Engineering 2020

"Anyone who tries to make brownies without butter should be arrested." - Ina Garten

Secret ingredient: Salt

Allison Douglas

Prep time: 18 years Cook time: 1 min

Webmaster, Environmental Engineering 2021

I would marry buttered toast if I could.

Secret ingredient: Sour gummy worms

Maya Ooki

Prep time: 1 second Cook time: 20 years

Public Relations Officer, Biomedical Engineering 2020

"If everyday get something good food, then life is good no matter how" - My Dad

Secret ingredient: Love