Monster Meals for Hungry Minds!

Supercharge your studies at Gila Hank’s Cafe! Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, quick lunch, sit-down dinner, or late-night snack, you’ll find what you’re craving at Gila Hank’s Cafe.

Located in the northwest corner of the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center, Gila Hank’s Cafe serves delicious made-to-order meals fresh from the grill, and classic cafeteria-style options from its homestyle line.

Any student, faculty, staff, or guests of the college may purchase food and beverages with cash, credit card, or debit card.

Carry-out Phone Number is (928) 428-8325.

Hours of Operation



Monday – Friday
7 a.m. –  10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 10 a.m. –  11 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Sunrise Breakfast (Brunch): 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lunch and Dinner

Every day from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Fall Semester

Thursday, August 17th – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Hank’s Grill)

Opening night for students in Residence Halls.

Monday, August 21st – First Day of Class

Labor Day weekend

Saturday, September 2nd – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

(Breakfast and Hank’s Grill)

Sunday, September 3rd –    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

(Breakfast and Hank’s Grill)

Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Hank’s Grill)

Fair Day – Columbus Day Observed

Friday, October 6th – 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Veterans Day

Friday, November 10th – 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Tuesday, November 21st – 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

(Breakfast and Hank’s Grill)

Wednesday-Friday, November 22nd– 24th – CAFÉ CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday, November 25th – 26th – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

(Hank’s Grill)

Christmas Break

Saturday & Sunday, December 16th – 17th – CLOSED

Friday, December 22nd  – Sunday, December 31st – CAFÉ CLOSED

New Years

January 1st, CAFÉ CLOSED

January 2nd – 12th  – 11:00AM-6:00PM (Hank’s Grill)


May 15th through Summer for Faculty, Staff, Students & Community

[Monday – Friday] – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Spring Semester

January 13th – 14th – 11:00AM to 11:00PM (Hank’s Grill)

Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 15th – 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

(classes begin Jan, 16th)

President’s Day

Monday, February 19th – 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Spring Recess

Friday, March 15th – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

[Saturday to Saturday] March 16th –  23rd – 11:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, March 24th 11:00AM – 11:00PM

Monday, March 25th 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

End of Semester

Thursday, May 9th 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

[Commencement Day] Friday, May 10th  11:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday. May 11th – Sunday, May 12th – CLOSED

Dining Options


Gila Hank’s Cafe offers a large selection of made-to-order menu items and traditional cafeteria dining, including a weekly rotation of meals from Hank’s Great Southwest and Big Island menus, to the Spudtacular Potato Bar.


À la carte All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to order à la carte from the Gila Hank’s Cafe menu. From deli sandwiches and salads to enchilada fries and tacos, this menu offers a variety of options to feed hungry minds.
Meal Plans: All students living on campus must purchase a meal plan that adds value, flexibility, and convenience to their dining and campus experience.


Meal plan options include:
    • Plan A – $4,200
    • Plan B – $2,000
    • Plan C – $500

Meal Plan Load Schedule

$250 meal bonus credit for students living on campus with any self-pay meal plan

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Monster Meal Cards Monster Meal Cards conveniently monitor and ensure funds are being spent on meals. Cards can be purchased at Gila Hank’s Cafe or the Fiscal Control Office. Funds can be added to the card by using the QR Code on the back.
Carry Out Carry out is available by calling (928) 428-8325.

Contact Us


Feel free to contact us at (928) 428-8256 or by email at

Employment Opportunities

Need a little extra cash flow? Want to have a job, but need something that’s flexible for a busy school schedule? Come work with us!

Why get a Part-Time job with EAC Food Services?
    • You don’t have to worry about having a car.
    • You don’t have to worry about travel time or parking.
    • We’re willing to work with your schedule to give you time to work and study!

Our supervisors understand that school life is hectic, and that you may have special scheduling needs. Many students have jobs at EAC Food Services, so finding a substitute to cover a shift can be easy! Also, for every meal shift you work, you get a free meal for yourself!

Jobs are available in the dining hall in all our areas of food service:

    • Cashiers
    • Food Servers
    • Catering Servers
    • Gila Hank’s Deli Staff
    • Dishwashers
    • Utility – Cleaning and Other Duties
    • Food Preparation
    • Student Managers

Please contact us at (928) 428-8256 or visit us in-person for more information about employment. Bring a copy of your current class schedule, a resume, a photo, and availability.

Food Service Refunds

Students who completely withdraw from EAC and cancel their food service prior to the last Friday in October for the Fall semester or the last Friday in March for the Spring semester, will be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of the initial meal plan purchase.  If the initial meal plan value is used and additional funds are added to the meal card, these funds are not eligible for refund.