Our Philosophy

Creative Dining builds fresh, custom dining programs for higher education, K-12 independent schools, corporations, senior living communities, and conference centers.

We know that dining is about much more than the food. When we dine together, we foster and celebrate culture; we pull up a chair to share experiences and build community.

Who is Creative Dining?

Our founding was rooted in the vision of providing a more personalized and flexible approach to hospitality management than the industry norm. Now over 30 years later, our hospitality pros set the table daily for conversation and connection while serving delicious cuisine to thousands of people across 16 states and 80+ locations – from dining rooms and ballrooms to micro markets and concession stands.

Since inception, our approach is about trust, transparency, and forming a genuine, mutually beneficial partnership with you. 

Operating with integrity is central to who we are as a company. We don’t hide fees or pad invoices. We operate within your organization in a unique way by blending seamlessly with your brand and community and act as an extension of you. Our team can make decisions quickly and in your best interest, responding immediately to operational and economical enhancements. 

Feed your culture today – literally! If you’re looking to foster engagement, retention, productivity and satisfaction for those who call your organization their school, work or home, Creative Dining can help.

Our Vision

To be the most trustworthy, flexible and attentive hospitality partner.

Our Mission

We relentlessly strive to provide clients with fresh, sustainable, innovative, customized hospitality experiences, operating with integrity and working in open and trusting relationships.

Our Core Values

These values help guide us to be a unique, differentiated company: Integrity. Flexibility. Family. Creativity. Sensitivity. Sustainability. Diversity.

We create a welcoming environment that embraces, supports, and values all people.

Our Founding Philosophy & Pledge

Creative Dining Services is a hospitality management company. We are a team of professionals dedicated to providing our customers quality products at a fair value along with excellence in standards of service. We will work in partnership with our clients to achieve their goals as a part of their community. 

Our clients and employees are our greatest assets; without either, we would not exist as a company. We will strive to listen, respond to their needs, and provide growth opportunities for both. We will conduct our business according to Christian values and principles.

We serve your diners with the finest selection of high-quality products at the best value while maintaining the strictest food safety standards. We pledge, as guests in your facility, to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, respect, and cleanliness.