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!

How can I get involved?

Become a server or show up to our weekly planning meetings, Tuesdays at 6:30PM in the EEC!

The Terra Team

Natalie Yap

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 years

Alumni, Sustainability Studies and Design, Innovation, and Society 2017

When Natalie isn't trying to save the world with some crazy invention, reading for all her Humanities classes at a technical school, attempting to write her undergraduate thesis, in a meeting, checking for fire hazards, or baking cookies at 2AM, she will be found faceplanting on a desk in the RPI Union.

Secret ingredient: Knitting

Marie Edwards

Prep time: 33 mins Cook time: 1 hour

Vice President, ITWS 2018

Uniquely Interesting in all the right ways ^.^.

Secret ingredient: Whip-cream-covered chocolate-bats

Amanda Harrold

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 2 hours

Treasurer, Environmental Engineering 2018

"It's still magic even if you know how it's done." - Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Secret ingredient: Oranges

Erica Uhler

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins

Public Relations Officer, Chemical Engineering 2018

Erica is a native Ohioan who loves gardening, knitting, the Library Cafe, yoga, and cats.

Secret ingredient: Sugar & Spice!

Joerene Aviles

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 years

Webmaster, BME 2019

Cheeseburgers are my favorite meal ever!

Secret ingredient: Random cat noises.

Matt Fields

Prep time: 5 hours Cook time: 2 mins

Mechanical and Materials Engineering 2017

If you don't understand what I'm saying, odds are it's an obscure pop culture reference.

Secret ingredient: Nerdiness

Donna Grace Moleta

Prep time: 1 month Cook time: 10 mins/p>

Environmental Engineering 2017

It's all about the illusion of productivity.

Secret ingredient: the tv show gLee

Luc Wong

Prep time: 3 days Cook time: 1 hour

Math/EART 2017

Constantly stuck between drawing and playing video games.

Secret ingredient: Peanut oil

Nina Kovari

Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 12 years

Co-President, Business Management 2018

I like avocados on my avocados.

Secret ingredient: Sweet & Sour Tofu

Fiona Flynn

Prep time: 1 min Cook time: 24 hours

Co-President, Civil Engineering 2019

I enjoy baking.

Secret ingredient: Sass