December 7, 2021 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST


Workshop: Bringing Back Joy Through Dining

In Partnership with Chartwells

It can be hard to think about the endless possibilities and ways to pave the way for the future of dining services when new issues arise that permeate the everyday scene. With labor shortages, setbacks in sustainability, temporary dining hall closures, and other unprecedented disruptions, it can feel never-ending. 

We hear you. NACAS, in partnership with Chartwells, wants to assist in navigating these issues and finding solutions that allow you to think ahead once more. 

This half-day virtual workshop will start by offering ideas you can adopt to alleviate some of the everyday challenges, and end with you feeling inspired to bring back joy through dining – reinforcing the emotional connection campus dining services can bring to students, and positively impacting their experience.

Registration is free for institutional members and $250 for business partners.

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Content Overview

Throughout the Workshop, attendees will engage with the following topics in various styles of virtual learning formats:

  • Solutions to Labor Shortages
  • Strategies for Sustainability
  • Innovative Technologies in Dining
  • Pedaling Positivity: The Business Case for Joy

Full schedule coming soon

Event Partner


At colleges and universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.