41 Warren Street . Downtown Lowell, MA  ~PLUS CATERING DELIVERY~

Consider Cafe UTEC's catering services for your next event. From continental breakfast to a full dinner buffet (and of course the delicious sandwiches and salads also offered in the cafe), we have something for every taste and budget. Check out our menu and place your order today! 

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With summer in the air now is a great time to enjoy a scrumptious lunch out on our patio.

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about the chef

Sam Putnam joined UTEC in December 2013 as Culinary Innovator. An Arlington native, he later spent time in restaurants in California and Ohio before returning to Boston in 2006. Sam helped open Dorchester’s Ashmont Grill, was Founding Executive Chef of Foundry on Elm in Somerville’s Davis Square, Chef of Jamaica Plain’s beloved Bella Luna, and Executive Chef of flora restaurant. Coming to UTEC is the culmination of Sam’s longstanding dream of working full-time at the intersection of culinary arts, education, and social justice. Learn more about Sam and other Café UTEC staff members here.  

Closed aug. 26 - sept. 5, re-opens sept. 6, 11am-3pm

Café UTEC is way more than your average lunchtime eatery. While enjoying a delicious panini, a salad of locally-sourced veggies, or a fresh-baked cookie, you are also showing support of UTEC's important mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. As one of our Workforce Development and Social Enterprise programs, Café UTEC provides youth most in need the opportunity to gain valuable job skills and real earnings to help them pursue positive life choices. Additionally, young leaders are engaged in the building and management of our businesses, further igniting their entrepreneurial spirit.