Care.Connection.Community at CJL

Monday, Apr 13, 2020

Chef Chad Rovner helps celebrate the Pokemon Theme Meal dinner at Rockefeller/Mathey College, January 2017.

Chef Chad Rovner helps celebrate the Pokemon Theme Meal dinner at Rockefeller/Mathey College.
January 2017

To all of our friends at CJL, we wish you a very Happy Passover. Please stay safe and enjoy this time with your families whether that be in person or virtually. To the Class of 2020, we wish you the best of everything as you move on from Princeton. And to the rest of the students and Princeton community, we miss you and look forward to seeing you all in person very soon! I have included the recipe for my favorite Summertime Burger. As the weather begins to warm up, it’s the perfect addition to spice up your grilling menu! Thanks and be well.

-Chef Chad Rovner

 

Chef Chad’s Summertime Burger
From Chef Chad Rovner

ingredients
Burger
  • 3 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Jalapeño, deveined & diced
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Onion, small
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp A-1 Steak Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Pepper Jack Cheese (if desired)
  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Red Onion, sliced
  • Brioche Hamburger Buns
  • Butter (if desired for toasting bread)
Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
Directions
Burger

Place ground beef, jalapeño and cilantro in a bowl. Put onions, garlic and A-1 in a blender or food processor and blend until liquified. Add to beef/cilantro mixture and mix to combine. Form patties to desired size and make a dent with your thumb in the center of each burger 1/4-inch deep (this ensures the burger stays flat through cooking process). Season outside of burgers with salt and pepper and grill to desired temperature. If using, add pepper jack cheese to burgers before removing from grill.

Sauce

In a bowl, mix ketchup, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, honey, and cilantro. Set aside while burgers are cooking.

Finishing the Burgers

Lightly brush inside of hamburger buns with butter and lightly toast on grill. Put finished burger on bun and top with lettuce, onion and tomato. Slather bun with sauce and enjoy.
Happy Grilling!

 

 

Sue Pierson, Director of Residential Dining (right) and Tara Keeler, Senior Operations Manager at CJL (center), talk and enjoy the Campus Dining End of the Year Celebration with colleagues, June 2019.

Sue Pierson, Director of Residential Dining (right) and Tara Keeler, Senior Operations Manager at CJL (center), talk and enjoy the Campus Dining End of the Year Celebration with colleagues.
June 2019

I know it’s hard to feel connected to one another right now. Students have left campus. Parents and colleagues are working from home. Restaurants, houses of worship, and parks are closed. But even with all of these closures, new opportunities for connection have opened up. At a time when everyone is off in their little corners of the world, we can all come together virtually whether it be through a video conferencing app or through newsletters like this. Sometimes it just takes a little creativity.

I am so very proud of how the Campus Dining team has pulled resources from all over campus to feed the Princeton community. And I’m so happy that we’re still able provide food to the students that remain on campus. I think all of us in Campus Dining realize that we have important shoes to fill and a profound responsibility to make sure the students are well fed and kept safe. You are why we do this! 

-Tara Keeler, Senior Operations Manager, CJL

 

 


A message to our community

As we acclimate to the new ways on campus, I realize so much has changed in just a few days. Some of the things that gave me the most joy, such as meeting with our students, talking with you during special events, or meeting my colleagues can no longer happen in the same way, at least for the time being. Along with my team, I wanted to think of ways to keep our connections alive, continue to show our care, and engage with our community. That being said, we are starting a new series called, Care.Connection.Community through which we will share messages with you.

Stay healthy and be well,
Smitha
dining@princeton.edu