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Menu Items | Meal Prices | Meal Times | Dietary Guidelines

Salad Bar in the Galax Dining Room at Montreat Conference CenterMontreat Conference Center offers groups the flexibility to decide what meals to include in their meal package. Perhaps your group would like to have breakfast only, or one evening you would like to have a night out on the town. We will design a package that works best for your event and your budget.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections are prepared daily, using only the freshest ingredients available. All meals are served buffet-style in our Galax Dining Room, or if you prefer, enjoy a meal outside in our Tea Garden or on Wharton Porch! Our dining room is equipped with a microphone system for groups interested in having a speaker during meals.

Below are just some of the options that might make up each of your meals. Picnic-style boxed lunches and customized menus are also available upon request.

Sliced fruit
Assorted cereals
Scrambled eggs
Bacon or sausage
Waffles or pancakes
Grits (of course!)
Assorted fruit juices
Regular & decaf coffees

Fresh salad bar
Chicken tenders
BBQ pork or chicken
Taco bar
Baked potato bar
Cold cut platters
Homemade soups & salads
Assorted desserts
Iced tea
Regular & decaf coffees

Fresh salad bar
Baked chicken
Roast beef
Broiled fish
Mashed potatoes
Assorted vegetables
Assorted desserts
Iced tea
Regular & decaf coffees

During late spring, summer, and fall, our produce is almost all sourced locally through Mountain Foods in nearby Asheville. Year-round, we use local honey, stone ground grits from Rutherford County, specialty cakes from Lake Lure, and North Carolina pork products.  All of our meats are all natural and free of antibiotics, gluten, and MSG. All of our seafood is wild caught and domestic, and our salads are homemade and fresh cut; no bagged products are used.

Meal Prices

All rates are subject to NC sales tax.

Rates beginning May 1, 2018:

Adults (12 & Older)
Breakfast: $8.75
Lunch: $10.00
Dinner: $12.75
Sunday Lunch (June-Aug): $14.02 ($15.00 w/ tax)
Sunday Lunch (Sept-May): $11.00

Children (age 5-11)
Breakfast: $4.25
Lunch: $5.00
Dinner: $6.50
Sunday Lunch (June-Aug): $7.01 ($7.50 w/ tax)
Sunday Lunch (Sept-May): $5.50

Gratuity Policy: Because our guests often wish to thank the staff in some way for their service, an “Employee Assistance Fund” has been established to help staff members in times of need. Instead of a direct tip, we invite you to contribute to this fund by leaving a gift in an envelope at the front desk.

Meal Times

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am*
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm*
Supper: 5:30 – 6:30 pm*

*Meal times are subject to change.


To ensure a quality dining experience for our guests, meals must be reserved two weeks in advance. Walk-in reservations are accepted at the discretion of the Food Services Director and are not guaranteed seating. Meal times occasionally vary so please call ahead to inquire about availability. In the summer months, Sunday lunch is open to all without prior reservation.

Groups adding meals to an existing retreat reservation should call the Events Coordinator (828.419.9845) with their confirmation number. Guests without a reservation should inquire by calling the front desk at Assembly Inn (828.419.9844).

Dietary Guidelines

Montreat Conference Center Food Services offer a variety of items for each meal.

Standard breakfast fare includes eggs, biscuits, breakfast meat, and a hot cereal as well as a selection of cold cereals & pastry items.

Lunch & dinner include meat options, vegetables, starch, soups, and a full salad bar (which includes hummus, bean salads, cottage cheese, fresh veggies, lettuces, etc).

We use no meat items in the preparation of our vegetables & starches. All soups (unless noted) are vegetarian and our meats (unless breaded) are all natural & gluten free. Canola oil is used for frying and sautéing and dairy free margarine in used in our side dish preparations. Soy & almond milk are offered with each meal.

Our kitchen routinely handles peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, seafood, wheat flour, dairy, onions, garlic, and other potential allergens. And while we follow all NC Environmental Health Department guidelines for proper food handling and preparation, we are not an allergen free kitchen.

Please note: We strive to accommodate special requests/dietary restrictions but are limited in our offerings. Extremely restrictive diets, such as gluten-free, may be challenging. Those on such diets may want to consider bringing some supplementary foods such as snacks, cereals, breads, and salad dressings.

Anything refrigerated may be kept in the kitchen. Special diet requests should be sent 2-4 weeks prior to arrival. We encourage guests to contact the kitchen on their arrival, to go over specific needs during their stay.

Download Dietary Guidelines.  Please feel free to contact the Director for Food Service with any questions or concerns.

Important Disclaimer:
*Food Allergy/Intolerance Disclaimer: Montreat Conference Center foodservice department makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Along with employee training, our foodservice team labels items with known allergen-containing ingredients; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Guests concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. Guests with food allergies or other food intolerances should consult a chef for specific ingredient questions. Montreat Conference Center will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at the Galax dining room, with pre ordered food/beverage breaks or events catered by the Assembly Inn kitchen. The Huckleberry Café is not operated by Montreat Conference Center and any questions should be directed to Montreat College.

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