Dining

The Galax Dining Room in Assembly Inn prepares fresh, delicious meals, using quality ingredients. Throughout the year we work hard to source our produce locally through Mountain Foods in nearby Asheville. We use local honey, stone ground grits from Rutherford County, specialty cakes from Lake Lure, and North Carolina pork products. The meats we serve are all natural, free of antibiotics, gluten, and MSG. Our seafood is wild caught and domestic, and our salads are homemade and fresh cut; no bagged products are used. All meals are served buffet-style in the large dining room, and there are additional seating options in the tea garden or on Wharton Porch.

Meal Times & Pricing | Meals for Groups | Menu Items and Guidelines
Dietary Restrictions | The Huckleberry Cafe

Meal Times & Pricing

Galax Dining Room Hours*
Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am
Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Dinner 5:30-6:30 pm
Galax Dining Room Prices
Meal Adult (12+) Child (5-11)
Breakfast $8.75 $4.25
Lunch $10.00 $5.00
Dinner $12.75 $6.50
Summer Sunday Lunch
(June-Aug)
$15.00
Includes tax
$7.50
Includes tax
Southern Sunday Lunch
(Sept-May)
$11.00 $5.50

All meal rates, with the exception of Summer Sunday Lunch, are subject to NC state sales tax. Children under 5 eat free!

Walk-in reservations are accepted at the discretion of the Food Services Director and are not guaranteed, but are welcome if the Dining Room is open!

Summer Sunday Lunch is open to the public from 11:45-1:30 and follows the Summer Worship Series in Anderson Auditorium. For more information visit the Summer Worship Series page.

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. In lieu 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 are subject to change. Call the front desk of Assembly Inn at 828.419.9844 to confirm.

Meals for Groups

Montreat Conference Center is happy to offer groups the flexibility to decide which meals to include in their meal package. To ensure a quality dining experience, please have your group reserve meals two weeks in advance, four weeks if dietary restrictions or custom menus apply. Picnic-style boxed lunches and customized menus are available upon request. To talk about your group’s food needs, contact our group sales coordinator Alli Gribben at allig@montreat.org or 828.419.9816. If you or your group is interested in reserving the entire space for an event, check out our Meeting Spaces page.

Menu Items and Dietary Guidelines

The Galax Dining Room offers a variety of items for each meal. Every day is different and delicious!

Standard breakfast fare includes eggs, biscuits, breakfast meat, and a hot cereal as well as a selection of cold cereals, pastry items, yogurt and fruit. Iced tea, regular & decaf coffee, and assorted juices accompany every breakfast.

Lunch & dinner options include meats, vegetables, starches, homemade soups, and a full salad bar (fresh veggies, lettuces, hummus, prepared salads, etc). Beverage selection includes iced tea, water, milk, regular and decaf coffee. Of course, every meal is accompanied by a selection of yummy desserts.

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 is used in our side dish preparations. Soy & almond milk are offered with each meal.

If you have questions about meals being offered on a specific date, contact the front desk of Assembly Inn at 828.419.9844.

Dietary Restrictions

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.

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 30 days prior to arrival. We encourage guests to contact the kitchen on their arrival, to go over specific needs during their stay. Contact our director of food service, Jen Smith, at jennifers@montreat.org.

Important Allergy/Intolerance Disclaimer:
Montreat Conference Center food service department makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for guests with food allergies. Along with employee training, our food service 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 intolerance should consult a chef for specific ingredient questions. Montreat Conference Center will not assume liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating in the Galax Dining Room, at pre-ordered food/beverage breaks or at events catered by the Assembly Inn kitchen.

The Huckleberry Café

The Huckleberry Café is located on the top floor of the Moore Center, adjacent to Ten Thousand Villages. The Huckleberry Café is operated by Montreat College and information about the cafe’s hours or offerings can be found at the college’s website.