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Building Community Around Campus

Teaching students the value of community starts with the example you set. Today, it may be on us to make the right decisions, but soon the responsibility of fostering a community that’s academically, ethically, and economically sound will be in the students’ hands. Let’s look at a few ways to get started and how Christian Froelich and the Harvest Table team are making a positive impact on their community.

Set your goals—then go bigger

Competition is tough for colleges and universities. Finding a culinary partner who’s all in when it comes to campus culture can be a big differentiator. Good partners share industry trends, innovative ideas, and push each other to work harder and do more for the students, the campus, and the community.

When I was in school, there wasn’t any experience around food. It was built to fill a need and move along. Today we have a different mindset when it comes to guest satisfaction. Christian Froelich
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Keep students at the center

The students are the reason we’re all here. They have expectations and our job is to understand and anticipate those to increase satisfaction. Today’s students want fresh, they want customized, and they want honest messages and interactions from those who serve them.

Our students know their chefs. We’re not just faces. We’re out, we’re friendly, we’re engaged. Christian Froelich
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A strong community strengthens your campus

Big operations mean every decision has impact–either positive or negative. The right partner can make buying local easy and efficient. Which means students stay healthy, small businesses stay successful, and everyone involved feels inspired to do their part.

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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
We are proud to announce that we are participating in @nacasnational annual NACASCares virtual run/walk that will take place 9/28-10/4. This program raises money to help students have access to basic necessities throughout their collegiate experience. Click the link in bio to learn more about the program and how you can help support this amazing cause! #whywecare #nacascares
Today, we will honor and remember the heroes and those we tragically lost. Thank you to our first responders who keep us safe and those who continue to defend our country. #neverforget #honor911
Happy Labor Day! We hope all of our guests and team members enjoy a day of relaxation and hopefully treat themselves to a sweet treat, like our housemade tarts. Thank you to our dedicated team for all of their hard work each and every day.
Happy #nationalhotandspicyfoodday! Execute Chef Jason Walker is keeping it 🔥in the kitchen with his spicy catfish recipe in the link in bio!
Congratulations to Chef Tony Pignagrande, Ryan Melino, and Jeremy Joy, our Harvest Table food service heroes! We are so proud of their leadership in supporting their communities during the pandemic. Link in bio to view the story! #foodserviceindustry #makingadifference