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Chef Matthew Thompson

A Purpose-Driven Plate with Matthew Thompson, Chief Culinary Officer of Harvest Table

On this episode, meet Chef Matthew Thompson, co-founder and Chief Culinary Officer for Harvest Table Culinary Group, a college foodservice provider and leader in sustainable initiatives.

With his strong background in the local and responsibly sourced food movement, Chef Matthew uses his menus to celebrate local food systems. Find out how he and Harvest Table are bringing food with purpose to college dining halls and rooting community through food.

Tune in to hear more on:

  • Building a value-based business and challenging the traditional approach to on-campus college hospitality
  • Developing a purchasing program that supports the local economy and sources the best ingredients from regional farmers
  • Celebrating local food on the menu every single day and reducing food waste within the community

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Learn more about Harvest Table by visiting For more from Chef Matthew, check out his website and follow him on Instagram.

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Special thanks to Matthew Thompson for joining us as a guest.

World on a Plate is supported by Nestlé Professional and our podcast sponsors.

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