Why Creative Dining?

It’s all about the food, and it’s not about the food.

Say what? While mouthwatering dishes will get your diners in the door, it’s the dining experience that will keep them coming back for more. Pull up a chair and see how we set the table for fostering connection, belonging and community for your employees, students or residents.

What Sets Us Apart

Greater Oversight

Creative Dining has a strong support network for our clients. In addition to the onsite dining team, we have area managers that oversee your dining program. Our managers oversee 8-10 accounts. The industry average is 18-22 accounts. On average, our corporate leadership visits our accounts 31 times a year.

Flexible Purchasing

While traditional dining programs provide a strict list of food purchasing options from very specific vendors, we believe in maximizing purchasing flexibility. Between our use of primary vendors, specialty vendors and local purchasing options, we enable you to choose ingredients for menu options that your diners ask for by name.

Transparency

We strive to be the most trustworthy, flexible and attentive hospitality partner, which is possible to achieve with complete financial transparency. We go far beyond the industry standard, sharing a real-time financial dashboard covering costs, revenues, profits, invoices and other valuable data for effective, informed decision-making.

Consultative Approach

Throughout our partnership with your organization, your needs and desires come first. Our consultative approach allows us to offer a program designed to meet your goals and objectives, never a one-size-fits-all solution.

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Creativity

“Creative” is in our name for a reason! Menus, dining environments, promotions, and more are elevated by our fresh lens for crafting cuisine that goes beyond diner expectations. Crave a mouth-watering Bacon Guacamole Burger? Or Flatbread Pizzas made-to-order in a flaming hearth oven? Maybe Lemon Crusted Tilapia with Sauteed Veggies, or if you’re feeling adventurous – Cochinita Pibil Tacos? Our chefs are given the training, support and freedom to build menus based on your diner’s specific tastes, providing variety and flavor daily.

Responsiveness

Our onsite dining teams have autonomy and are empowered to make decisions on the spot. There’s no bureaucratic red tape to inhibit the ability of our teams to pivot quickly. Listening is the surest way to ensure customer satisfaction, and we’re a team of excellent listeners. Using effective tools such as focus groups, table touches and dish return evaluations, we actively seek input from your diners and find meaningful ways to evolve and elevate your program.

Award-Winning Professional Development

Happy customers start with happy employees. That’s one of the many reasons why we invest in our employees in key ways, including our award-winning comprehensive employee training and development program, Creative University.

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