New Data Finds Student Demand for Low-Impact Meals Increases After Climate Labeling Menu Additions
November 1, 2023 | Results from first year of Chartwells Higher Education’s exclusive partnership with HowGood show positive correlations between climate labels on menus and sustainable choices.
Chartwells Higher Education Unveils New Brand Identity
October 23, 2023 | “Creating Joy through Food” highlights the power of food to foster deep connections and create inclusive communities.
Chartwells Higher Education Sponsors First-of-its-Kind National Student Dining Advisory Board
October 10, 2023 | “IGNITE” aims to encourage student thought leadership and collaboration across the country.
Chartwells Higher Education Launches New International Dining Experience Focused on Authentic Global Flavors
September 21, 2023 | United Table offers unique global cuisines and helps students celebrate different cultures.
Chartwells Higher Education Shares Top 5 Food Trends for the 2023 Fall Semester
August 30, 2023 | From functional foods to nostalgic flavors, these are the hottest food trends coming to college campuses this year.
Chartwells Higher Education Partners with The Jed Foundation to Foster a Sense of Community and Belonging in the 2023-2024 School Year
August 1, 2023 | “JoyFul” Campaign returns for a third year to help students feel supported as they navigate through a new school year.
Chartwells Higher Education Empowers Students to Run their Own Restaurants with First-of-its-Kind Dining Concept
April 24, 2023 | Capital Grains at Carnegie Mellon University is a new build your-own-bowl concept entirely created and operated by students.
Chartwells Higher Education Shares Four Ways to Celebrate Earth Month Through Food
April 18, 2023 | From cooking to composting, there are numerous ways to be more sustainable in April.
Chartwells Higher Education Celebrates 250,000 Local Heroes Across the Country Through “PowerFul”
March 9, 2023 | PowerFul encourages students to carry out impactful activities and highlights those in the community that make impacts year-round.
Chartwells Higher Education’s “DelightFul” Event Returns with 500,000 Acts of Kindness and a New Student-Curated Menu
February 6, 2023 | DelightFul, a week-long event, will encourage random acts of kindness and giving back to local communities across the country.
Chartwells Higher Education’s National Sustainability Director Monalisa Prasad Joins Food Tank’s Chief Sustainability Office Group
January 23, 2023 | This prestigious group of thought leaders works to drive meaningful change throughout the food system.
Chartwells Higher Education Outlines Top Trends for 2023 in Plant-Based Dining on College Campuses
January 12, 2023 | Chartwells’ national sustainability director shares five trends in plant-based dining and sustainable food service to look for in the year ahead.
Chartwells Higher Education Donates 45,000 Meals to Campus Communities Nationwide as part of “ThankFul” Event
October 26, 2022 | While focused on friendship, gratitude, and fighting food insecurity, ThankFul will also feature the largest interactive teaching kitchen hosted across 300 college and university campuses.
Chartwells Higher Education Hosts Nation’s Largest Farmers Market Event Across 300+ College and University Campuses
September 28, 2022 | Award-winning JoyFul campaign returns with four signature events, starting with a national farmers market celebration hosted by celebrity chef Jet Tila.
Chartwells Higher Education’s Dawn Aubrey Given Distinguished Service Award from Collegiate Foodservice Association
July 14, 2022 | Dawn Aubrey, Ph.D., MBA, FMP, CEC, CCA, Chartwells Higher Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Receives Highest Honor from the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
Ragan and PR Daily Names Chartwells Higher Education’s Meredith Rosenberg Communicator of the Year 2022
July 21, 2022 | Leading communications publication Communicator of the Year Awards program recognizes the industry’s best individual practitioners and teams.
Chartwells Higher Education Wins Two 2022 Best Concept Awards by Food Management Magazine
July 21, 2022 | Chartwells named winner in Best Special Event Concept and Best Station Concept categories for its national JoyFul Campaign and work at the University of Utah.
Chartwells Higher Education Acquires Fresh Ideas Food Management Company
July 18, 2022 | Partnership positions Chartwells to expand into previously untapped college and university markets.
Chartwells Higher Education Wins 2022 Best Concept Award by Food Management Magazine
July 15, 2022 | Innovative retail-inspired residential station at University of Utah wins in the Best Station Concept category.
Chartwells Higher Education Introduces Climate Labeling to Dining Halls with Exclusive Partnership that Empowers Students to Make More Sustainable Food Choices
May 18, 2022 | Chartwells becomes the first and only collegiate foodservice provider to work with HowGood to help students understand the environmental and social impact of their food.
University of Florida Selects Chartwells Higher Education as its Partner for Campus Dining
May 2, 2022 | New partnership will bring nearly 60,000 students a completely transformed dining experience.
Former NACAS CEO Kelsey Harmon Finn Joins Compass Group to Develop Strategic Partnerships within Higher Education
April, 2022 | Finn brings her industry expertise and connections to help deliver a safe and exceptional student experience.
Chartwells Higher Education Announces Ten-Year Partnership with the California State University System
April, 2022 | First-of-its-kind agreement gives all 23 California State University campuses access to Chartwells’ dining service
Chartwells Higher Education Launches GrateFul, the Largest Plant-Forward College Event to Support Earth Month
April, 2022 | Students at 300 colleges and universities across the nation will participate in plant-forward, waste-free, and giveback initiatives as part of Stop Food Waste Day.
Compass Group Expands Indoor Farms at Foodservice Locations Nationwide Through Exclusive Partnership with Farmshelf
February, 2022 | New strategic partnership and investment with Farmshelf expands commitment to sustainability and elevates dining experience with produce grown on-site, year-round.
Chartwells Higher Education at San Jose State University Opens New Autonomous Retail Experience
February, 2022 | First-of-its-kind checkout-free shopping experience – powered by the Standard AI platform – opens its doors at SJSU Ginger Market, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Chartwells Higher Education is First to Bring the Picnic Automated Pizza Station to a College Campus
February, 2022 | Chartwells partners with the food automation company Picnic at Texas A&M University.
Chartwells Higher Education Challenges Campuses to Perform 500,000 Random Acts of Kindness as Part of Delight-Ful Event
February, 2022 | On February 17, 300 colleges and universities will perform random acts of kindness on campus and in their communities as part of Random Acts of Kindness Day.
Chartwells Higher Education is the First to Bring Delivery-only Nextbite Menu Offerings to a College Campus
January, 2022 | Chartwells partners with the fast-growing virtual restaurant concept in Dallas.
Chartwells Launches Nationwide Friendsgiving Event, Donates 30,000 Meals to Fight Food Insecurity on College Campuses
November, 2021 | 300 colleges and university campuses will come together in simultaneous celebration during “Thank-Ful” for impactful moments of joy and gratitude.
Chartwells Higher Education Wins Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award from the National Association of College Auxillary Services
October, 2021 | Leading foodservice provider recognized by partners for ongoing commitment to elevating student experiences at colleges and universities nationwide.
Chartwells Hosts the Nation’s Largest College Street Food Festival
September, 2021 | Happening simultaneously across 300 U.S. college and university campuses, Chartwells’ national “Festi-Ful” aims to bring students back together in joyful celebration.
Chartwells Tops Niche 2022 Rankings for Best College Food in Florida
September, 2021 | Five Chartwells dining programs rank in the top 15 in Florida, including Florida International University at #1.
Chartwells Launches Joy-Ful, a New Year-Long Celebration of Being Back Together on Campus
July, 2021 | Memorable, community-oriented events promote togetherness, reconnect students and celebrate the joy of campus life.
Chartwells Higher Education Launches 100% Plant-Based Dining Hall Option in Colleges Nationwide
May, 2021 | First-ever meatless residential dining hall puts sustainable, plant-based options at the center of the plate.
Chartwells Implements Flexible Ghost Kitchens at Campuses Nationwide
February, 2021 | New program allows campuses across the country to quickly and easily implement new dining experiences virtually anywhere they have kitchen space.
Chartwells Brings Contactless Catering to Campuses and Venues Nationwide
December, 2020 | New proprietary program features drop-off menus, individual packaging, online and mobile ordering capabilities.
Chartwells Opens First On-Campus Taco Bell Cantina at the University of Texas at Dallas
October, 2020 | New restaurant brings new tech, new food, outdoor dining, and beer and wine to North Campus.
Chartwells Releases Innovative Plan for the Future of Campus Dining
October, 2020 | “Path Forward” uses industry survey data to help campuses improve the student experience, accelerate innovation and solve urgent challenges.
Chartwells Celebrates Achievements of Campus Partners Across the Country
September, 2020 | Dining teams nationwide recognized for continued excellence in food service and commitment to providing an exceptional dining experience.
Chartwells Wins 2020 Best Concept Award by Food Management Magazine
August, 2020 | Innovative robot-based meal delivery service at Bowling Green State University wins in the Best Customer Service Concept category.
Autonomous Food Delivery Robots Deployed at University of Houston
November, 2019 | First university in Texas to offer robotic deliveries to students, faculty and staff.
Chartwells and Local Colleges Partner with Mountain Dairy to Launch Entrepreneurial Endeavor Designed to Increase Local Food Sourcing on Campus
December, 2019 | Effort Supported by The Henry P. Kendall Foundation $250,000 New England Food Vision Prize.
Chartwells Curates Sustainable, Plant-Based Pop-Up Stations for National Vegan Month
November, 2019 | Chartwells chefs compete to create unique and creative vegan-based pop-up stations for Vegan Awareness Month.
Chartwells Expands On-Campus Food Delivery Program at the University of Houston
August, 2019 | Following an initial test in early 2019, Chartwells continues to focus on forward-thinking technology solutions that provide benefits to students.
Chartwells Participates in One Million Acts of Good Volunteer Campaign
March, 2019 | Chartwells Higher Education is leading a community-based project on 100 of its campuses to provide healthy snacks and nutrition education to help fight food insecurity in communities nationwide.
Chartwells Student Success Interns Drive Change for Farmworkers
March, 2019 | During National Farmworker Awareness Week, eight Student Success interns led a campaign on their campuses under the hashtag #iCareAboutFair.
Chartwells Celebrates Female Leaders’ Achievements in Recognition of International Women’s Day
March, 2019 | Chartwells Higher Education encourages equality in the workplace by celebrating the achievements and longevity of its female leaders and employees.
Chartwells Introduces FYUL to Campuses this Spring
Jan, 2019 | Chartwells Higher Education announces the launch of FYUL, a new approach to wellness using functional foods such as herbs and spices that help support the lifestyle goals of college students.
Chartwells Higher Education Teaching Kitchen Shares Holiday Meal Prep and Healthful Habits for the New Year
Dec, 2018 | From preparing the perfect Thanksgiving meal to learning proper portion control, personalized programs are designed to create a foundation for a culinary fun and healthful choices to last a lifetime.
Chartwells Deploys Program to Overcome Food Insecurity at College Campuses
Nov, 2018 | Chartwells High Education supports additional opportunities to provide access to quality food sources and reduce food waste through the addition of food pantries, food recovery programs, community gardens and farmers markets, and the creation of meal donation programs.
Chartwells Higher Education Expands its Local Purchasing Initiative by Partnering with Local Farmers for Weekly Farmer’s Market Events
Oct, 2018 | This fall, 280 Chartwells Higher Education accounts across the country launched “Local Market Thursday,” a new, weekly event supporting local farmers, bakers and business owners, showcasing the season’s best produce and products.
Chartwells Higher Education Announces Its Commitment to Sourcing Fair Trade Products
Sept, 2019 | This initiative builds upon Chartwells’ goal to become the first higher education food service provider to offer Fair Trade status in partnership with all their accounts, according to the criteria set by Fair Trade Campaigns.
Sushi Concept Helps Alleviate Crowding on Campus at Quinnipiac University
Aug, 2018 | Quinnipiac University launches a new sushi and noodle bowl concept in response to student feedback.
Stockton University Unveils New Campus and Dining Program
July, 2018 | Stockton’s brand-new cafeteria is not just for students who have no meal plans, but for the public as well.
Foodservice Director Magazine and the Culinary Institute of America Goldies Award in the Focusing on the Guest category
Chartwells’ YouFirst guest service platform.
National Restaurant Association Operator Innovations Award in Health and Nutrition, Chartwells’ Balanced U health
Wellness and Sustainability Platform
Best Concept by Food
Chartwells’ Pulse on Dining concept.
National Restaurant Association Technology Innovation Award
Nation’s Restaurant News
Menu Masters Award
Chartwells’ Terra Ve vegetarian and vegan concept.