Utah Tech’s newest restaurant Powerhouse looking for students who want an on-campus job

Recently opened store Powerhouse, sells nutritious and healthy options for students to eat in between classes. Annie Muirbrook | Sun News Daily

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A new restaurant with healthy and organic food is in the house.

Located on the bottom floor of the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons, “Powerhouse” serves students a variety of 100% organic items from lattes and protein shakes to avocado toast and Belgium waffles.

Powerhouse started as a food truck ran by Brayden Gines in St. George. After an out of the blue email from Utah Tech dining services, Gines was asked to bring Powerhouses healthy and organic menu to campus. Gines said he “couldn’t say yes fast enough.”

The Powerhouse motto is: “Use only the best ingredients, do our very best job, and never stop improving.” Serving students and customers who need nutrient-dense sustenance and a good energy boost leaving with a new level of expectation of flavor and nutrition when they order take-out food and drinks.

The menu at powerhouse has a range of healthy foods that can’t be found anywhere else on campus. With a valid student ID, 10% discounts are offered for all of these items:

Beverages ($8-$14, depending on item and size)

  • Organic lattes
  • Coffee
  • Smoothies
  • Protein shakes


  • Avocado toast with hemp hearts ($7)
  • Belgium waffles ($5)

Some of the most popular items found at Powerhouse are the Peanut Butter Dragon and Mango Bango smoothies, Sea Salt Caramel and Vanilla Maple Power-latte, and the Ceremonial Grade Matcha.

Allie Sandoval, a communication major from Billings, Montana, stated that the Mango Bango was her favorite because it tasted great and is the perfect go to healthy snack after working out in between classes.

The hours for Powerhouse are noon-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday due to a shortage of employees. Candidates who have a passion for good nutrition and are looking for an on-campus job are urged to apply.

For more information on dining offered at Utah Tech, visit the Dining Services website.