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Creative Dining Services creates personalized dining programs that reflect our client’s brand, build their community, and accomplish their goals. Creative Dining serves over 80 businesses, colleges, and senior living communities across the United States.

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Susan Golder

Associate Vice President of
Marketing & Business Development

Phone: (616) 748-1700

Address:
Creative Dining Services
1 Royal Park Drive
Zeeland, MI 49464

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Everyone meet Ben, Executive Chef of Residential Dining

Since 2006, Ben's dedication and passion, have transformed delicious ingredients into unforgettable dining experiences. One of Ben's most defining characteristics— is his uncanny ability to mix creativity, business, and culinary knowledge and bring it all together to achieve an amazing vision of residential dining.

His selflessness and attention to detail have made him an undeniable talent in the kitchen and we are fortunate to have him lead our culinarHope College Dining Servicesg Services. ⁣

Want to know Ben a little better here are a couple of fun facts about him:⁣

1. His favorite part of the job is the day-to-day interactions with staff and guests.

2. In his free time, he enjoys keeping up on his house, and automobiles, and supporting his wife and kids with their needs, whether it be sporting events or meals.

3. His favorite food is comfort food... and everything else.

4. The one thing he can share with us that no one knows is, he's been married to his amazing wife Jennie for 20 years. He also has four amazing young adults Caitlin 24, Carter 20, Carly 18, and Cailey 16 years old.

Thank you for being a great Chef and an even greater person, we truly appre#employeespotlightp#cdsbecreative #creativedining#creativedining
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Everyone meet Ben, Executive Chef of Residential Dining
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Since 2006, Bens dedication and passion, have transformed delicious ingredients into unforgettable dining experiences. One of Bens most defining characteristics— is his uncanny ability to mix creativity, business, and culinary knowledge and bring it all together to achieve an amazing vision of residential dining.

His selflessness and attention to detail have made him an undeniable talent in the kitchen and we are fortunate to have him lead our culinary team at Hope College Dining Services. ⁣
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Want to know Ben a little better here are a couple of fun facts about him:⁣
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1. His favorite part of the job is the day-to-day interactions with staff and guests. 
 
2. In his free time, he enjoys keeping up on his house, and automobiles, and supporting his wife and kids with their needs, whether it be sporting events or meals. 

3. His favorite food is comfort food... and everything else.

4. The one thing he can share with us that no one knows is, hes been married to his amazing wife Jennie for 20 years. He also has four amazing young adults Caitlin 24, Carter 20, Carly 18, and Cailey 16 years old.
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Thank you for being a great Chef and an even greater person, we truly appreciate you Ben!
#employeespotlight #cdsbecreative #creativedining

National Hot Breakfast Month is halfway over and our culinarians are continuing to serve up the deliciousness! From served classic with a side of maple syrup to an endless combination of toppings, our teams are treating their diners to a breakfast-time favorite— hot, tasty, and fluffy pancakes.
#NationalHotBreakfastMonth #hotbreakfast #pancakes #cdsbecreative #creativedining
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National Hot Breakfast Month is halfway over and our culinarians are continuing to serve up the deliciousness! From served classic with a side of maple syrup to an endless combination of toppings, our teams are treating their diners to a breakfast-time favorite— hot, tasty, and fluffy pancakes.
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Our President and CEO, Jim Eickhoff, recently sat down with Ben Fanning on the Lead The Team Podcast where he shared his thoughts on leadership, strategies to motivate employees, his personal leadership journey, and much more.

Click the link below to listen to the complete Lead The Team Podcast episode.
#leadership #cdsbecreative #creativedining
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What's trending in 2024— global flavors and our culinary teams have been delighting their diners with delicious dishes with robust flavors like Dashi Bowls, featuring Citrus Salmon, Yoshiba Noodles, and Kimchi.

Special thanks to all of our culinarian teams for continuously researching and developing trendy recipes to enhance their campus dining experie#GlobalFlavorsa#cdsbecreativea#creativediningining
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Whats trending in 2024— global flavors and our culinary teams have been delighting their diners with delicious dishes with robust flavors like Dashi Bowls, featuring Citrus Salmon, Yoshiba Noodles, and Kimchi. 

Special thanks to all of our culinarian teams for continuously researching and developing trendy recipes to enhance their campus dining experience.
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Chef Lab is our 3-day immersive workshop experience in which our culinarians across the company come together to create beautiful and delicious dishes, participate in challenges, and learn new skills. This year, our culinarians will deep dive into food pathways, global origins, butchery, farming, advanced plating techniques, flavor mapping, and mental health awareness.
#cheflab2024 #cdsbecreative #creativedining
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Today is National Hot Chocolate Day and our campus dining teams are treating their diners to a delicious and always tasty treat. Whether cup or mug, today is the perfect day to cozy up with a campus favorite.

Special thanks to everyone on our teams across the country who's creating warm connections and memories with their dining community to#NationalHotChocolateDayt#cdsbecreativea#creativediningining
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Today is National Hot Chocolate Day and our campus dining teams are treating their diners to a delicious and always tasty treat. Whether cup or mug, today is the perfect day to cozy up with a campus favorite.

Special thanks to everyone on our teams across the country whos creating warm connections and memories with their dining community today!
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Awards & Accolades

West Michigan
Sustainable Business Forum

Triple Bottom Line Leadership Award – 2021

Sage Intacct

Customer Service Award – 2018

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