plant forward table

3 Ways to Increase Your OSAT Score

When students come to college or university, it may be the first time they’ve been away from their families. It's our job to step in and make them feel at-home.

Students together at a table with a chef
It’s about creating an environment where students can come together and collaborate as a community.

1. Keep the events coming. 

Host pop-ups or themed events to surprise and engage your students. It’s the easiest way to get students to connect and hang out. And, it helps break up the monotony of everyday dining.

hint brand water

2. Get hands-on in the kitchen. 

Students come to college ready to learn, and that doesn’t have to stop in the classroom. Encourage your chefs to get students in the kitchen so they can play, learn, and discover new flavors.

3. Give students the food they want. 

Today’s students want more from campus dining. It’s important to offer food that tastes good, but what about health and sustainability? Be open and honest about sourcing and preparation. Students want to know where their food comes from and how it’s made.

happy student at food trucks
students at food truck

Student satisfaction is a culmination of experience, involvement, and social responsibility. Start applying these three strategies to give students the dining experience they’ve been asking for. 

See what we're up to
today on Instagram.

View All Posts
Over 30 chefs from our culinary team shared their favorite recipes for you to enjoy right in your own home. Enjoy them today! #linkinbio
Our Harvest Table chefs and food enthusiasts are excited to be back on Grounds at @uva today for a surprise Pop-Up! Our team will be outside of Runk Dining Hall serving a special, plant-forward menu featuring Roasted Fall Veggie Tacos, Apple Cider Churros, Spiced Hot Chocolate, and more, all featuring ingredients sourced from local Virginia partners.
Looking to add more value to your campus dining program? We partnered with the University of Redlands to create a retail-centric experience that included enhanced variety & options, while bringing local products right to campus. Uncover the full transformation today with the #lnkinbio
We are excited to be back on Grounds at @uva tomorrow! Come meet our team of passionate food enthusiasts as we share what we bring to the table. Follow @harvesttableuva for more information!
Tonight’s the night! @ravensymone leads masterful cake and sugar artists through holiday battles packed with mind-blowing, holiday themed creations. Help us cheer on @chefmina16 and her team, Treat Yo Elf, in #holidaywars on @foodnetwork at 8pm EST!
We are excited to announce that our pastry chef and three time @foodnetwork competitor @chefmina16 will be competing on season 2 Holiday Wars which premiers this Sunday, November 1 at 8pm EST! Join us in cheering on Chef Mina and team Treat Yo Elf throughout the competition! #holidaywars
Pull up a seat and get ready to experience food service done differently with us today at @aashenews #GCSHE virtual conference. Make sure to tune in to our on demand session where our chefs show us how to get creative using spare ingredients as well as @chefmthompson seminar with @farmforward on how we approach food sourcing. See you soon!
The story of food begins with a farmer. Today is a day to celebrate #nationalfarmersday and thank them for all of their hard work cultivating the land to provide for our community. Next week, our Chief Culinary Officer @chefmthompson will be joining @farmforward at the #GCSHE virtual conference and expo to discuss how we approach food sourcing and our partnerships with local farmers.
We went one-on-one with parents and students to learn more about their expectations around returning to campus. Discover what we found and the emerging opportunities to exceed those expectations in the #linkinbio👆
#beNICEday - to yourself and to others! We think everyone deserves a little sweetness like these grilled peaches with housemade cinnamon whipped cream made by @chef_vetter #mondayinspiration
Thank you to all of those who have donated and are participating in @nacasnational virtual run this week. As a reminder, there are TWO days left to participate, you got this! #NACASCARES #WhyWeCare
Happy #WorldVegetarianDay! We look forward to serving up fresh, vibrant vegetarian meals to celebrate today and all month. #vegetarianawarenessmonth
We know that now more than ever we need to be a part of the change and join conversations on social and ecological issues in the world. We are excited to announce that we will be a sponsor at the virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education from 10/20-10/22! Link in bio to register for the conference today! #GCSHE
As students return to campus, we know they are facing a whole new level of uncertainty during these unprecedented times. Which is why @nacasnational launched their new NACASCARES Annual Giving Campaign to help provide funding such as housing, counseling, and food to students. The Harvest Table Culinary Group leadership team is participating in this years run/walk on 9/28-10/4 to support this amazing cause. Join us to help make a difference! linkinbio #whywecare #nacascares