our people hero

your table
is waiting

Our team of passionate food enthusiasts
are committed to help bring your vision to life.

local teams

When you work with Harvest Table, we hand select your local
team to fit the needs of your unique campus and community.

BRANDON RUDISILL

Executive Chef,
High Point University

Brandon’s main role is ensuring food quality and safety is at its peak across campus. He’s also in charge of planning and executing special events and popups—Something he puts his heart into because his goal is to give student’s the best dining experience possible.

chefs

SOURCE, PREP, AND
SERVE FOOD
WITH INTEGRITY

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MYLES HAMILTON

Sous Chef,
Elon University

Myles is a Johnson & Wales Graduate looking to learn as much as possible in the culinary industry. His dream job would be to manage a corporate food operation. Some of his key skills are large quantity food preparation and butchering.

hosts

READY WITH EXACTLY
WHAT YOU NEED

local teams health

TABEER KHAN

Health & Wellness Manager,
Elon University

Tabeer works on the ground with our students. She’s always makes herself available to help students find solutions for their unique nutritional needs. She hosts wellness events and even takes students, parents and guests on tours to help them understand the benefits of making healthier choices.

well-being

KEEPS STUDENTS
HEALTHY AND HAPPY

local teams sustainability

CAROLINE REDICK

Sustainability Coordinator,
Elon University

Caroline works with culinary and sourcing teams to increase sustainability. She believes by improving food sustainability and literacy at Elon University, her team plays a small part in creating a more environmentally responsible, equitable and resilient food system.

coordinators

KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON
THE BIGGER PICTURE

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ZACK HAMADA

Guest Experience Manager,
University of Redlands

Zack is excited to be working in his home town and at his alma mater with a company he believes can make a strong positive impact on the community. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends, family and his dogs.

guides

ENGAGE AND
ENTERTAIN STUDENTS

leadership team

The Harvest Table leadership team brings decades of combined experience to our partnership.
When you work with us, we become an extension of your team, so together we create
inspiring food experiences unique to your college or university.

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Mary Thornton

Founder & President

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Matthew Thompson

Chief Culinary Officer

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Kate Williams

Director of Guest Experience

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Tracy Styf

Marketing Program Director

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Matt Rogers, PH.D.

Chief Growth & Transformation Officer

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Juliann Green

Director of Partnership Development

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Linda Keefe

Director of Partnership Development

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Brenden Mcnamee

Director Of Partnership Development

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Thonie Borowiak

Director Of Partnership Transformation

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April Clark

Chief Financial Officer

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Paul Kottmer

Chief People Officer

We are 'built on a food-first'
philosophy with a focus on authentic,
personalized and collaborative food
experiences.

MARY THORNTON, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT,,
HARVEST TABLE CULINARY GROUP

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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