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About Huds

HUDS is the oldest collegiate foodservice in America and is a self-sustaining department of Harvard University under the Vice President for Campus Services. We are also one of the largest collegiate food service operators. With nearly $71 million in annual foodservice revenue, HUDS ranks third among self-operated college foodservice departments in the country. We proudly serve an average of 22,000 meals a day during the academic year and 5 million meals annually, with a staff that is 650 individuals strong.

Our mission: HUDS nourishes and supports the students, faculty, staff and guests of Harvard by creating experiences that foster friendship, encourage learning, and cultivate community.


  • Create a variety of nutritious, enticing, and flavorful food
  • Provide experiences that nurture and delight
  • Deliver professional, exemplary service
  • Build long-term relationships and cultivate community
  • Respect and develop our diverse, talented staff
  • Share our expertise and insight through value-added services
  • Seek efficiencies and remain fiscally responsible


  • Pursue Excellence
  • Cultivate Community
  • Act with Integrity
  • Collaborate
  • Innovate
  • Share Expertise