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Always Moving One Step Closer

Our promise is to bring an authentic, personalized and collaborative experience to students on campus. We share our culinary story with transparency. We stay true to the way we serve food. And we grow roots in every community that we’re a part of. To get there, we need to set goals across all aspects of our company. From our menus to our marketing, every goal gets us one step closer to redefining campus dining. Here are a few of our goals, and the strides we’re taking to achieve them.


The Goal:

Bring a fresh, local and customized approach to food

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We use insight and expertise to create dining experiences that students love. Everyone from chefs to dietitians are involved in the menu-making process. We also actively seek out local partners and farmers to help us create pantry lists and recipe collections that take advantage of local, fresh, additive-free and sustainably-sourced foods.

Our students stay happy and our partner universities increases student satisfaction, campus pride and retention rates.


The Goal:

Host unforgettable experience

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Based on years of experience catering for everyone from U.S. presidents to Super Bowl crowds, our catering teams ensure memorable events every time. Our wide-ranging catering systems help create successful unexpected experiences that break the mundane aspects of campus living.

Hosting events like these helps students take their mind of the pressures of college, create lasting memories and helps the campus boost revenue.


The Goal:

Never stop evolving

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Behind every great dining experience is recognizing that students’ need always change and they can’t be left to chance. Our DiningStyles™ survey, where we analyze responses from more than 130,000 college students and our Your Voice Counts™ program provides real-time data so campuses can respond to guests’ feedback and preferences.

Understanding student habits, behaviors, tastes, and trends keeps the experience fresh and relevant from day one to year 20.

We’re proud of the strides we’ve taken to bring students the dining experiences they deserve. But we’re not stopping here. We’ll continue to evolve and push the needle as new needs arise and goals are met.

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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