Matthew Thompson ‘11

Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson ’11, CEC is chief culinary officer for Harvest Table Culinary Group. Matthew has taken the lead in bringing progressive, sustainable, health-based dining to higher education partner sites for more than 20 years. In addition to his responsibility to provide the culinary and sustainability vision for Harvest Table, Matthew challenges campuses to recognize current sustainability accomplishments and set goals for driving toward future successes. Matthew is a regular speaker and sustainability advocate across the nation. He also works closely with industry leaders to further awareness around plant-based eating and advocating for healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Matthew also worked part-time with the Newport Harbor Corporation based in Newport, RI, a company with strong roots in the farm-to-table movement for 14 years. He completed a master of business administration at Johnson & Wales University and has completed Levels II and III of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) ProChef certification program. In April 2016, he was honored by Long Island University with the Sustainable Pioneer Award for driving excellence and a culture of sustainability at Long Island University Post Campus. He is recognized by the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Culinary Administrator, and ServSafe-certified as a Food Safety Manager Trainer and Exam Proctor. (Cumberland, RI) @chefmthompson