Meet the Team

Tim Vandermeersch

District Manager

Tim has been working for Harvest Table Culinary Group for over 30 years. His favorite hobbies include woodworking and golf. He feels he can best describe Harvest Table Culinary Group with the words, "Local Presence!"

Danish Khan

Senior Controller

Danish has been with the company for over 25 years! His favorite hobbies include gardening, collecting wine, traveling, and visiting new restaurants. Danish believes the best way to describe Harvest Table Culinary Group is "unique!"

Jasmine Davis

Associate Experience Manager

What stood out to Jasmine about Harvest Table Culinary Group was our mission: "Every meal tells a story. We are committed to responsibly sourced ingredients, scratch-made cooking, and local partners that help connect our community and ensure every experience is healthful, memorable, and delicious!" Jasmine's favorite food is tacos and she loves to travel!

Robin Day

Director of Operations

Something you may not know about Robin is that she collects refrigerator magnets! Her favorite dish is cottage cheese with a drizzle of bbq sauce. She describes Harvest Table Culinary Group as "rewarding!"

Madison Fishler

Registered Dietitian

Some little known facts about Madison are that she loves college basketball and Trader Joe's. Her favorite meal is tacos! When summarizing Harvest Table Culinary Group, Madison feels "Innovative" is the best way to describe the company!

Brittany Andersen

Guest Experience Manager

Brittany loves a delicious cup of coffee and spending time in nature. She enjoys working for Harvest Table Culinary Group because it connects with the community and makes a positive impact.

Quin Wolters

Sustainability Coordinator

Quin's go-to snack is an everything bagel with cream cheese! She is a Wake Forest Alumni and loves Harvest Table Culinary Group because she is surrounded by creativity daily.

Ryan Smith

Director of Culinary Development

Chef Ryan's favorite activities include sports, movies, and spending time with his children. He enjoys attending their sporting events, theater, and singing performances. Every Friday is board game night (they have a lot!). His favorite thing about working for Harvest Table Culinary Group is being able to work with outstanding people, food, and venues!

Mark Block

Hospitality Services Director

Mark is an avid reader and spends his free time with his dog exploring the wilderness. His favorite food is green peas; he believes they go well with everything! He describes Harvest Table as "an inspiring place to work!"

Jonathan Burns

Hospitality Services Director

During his free time, Johnathan loves to fish and enjoys eating Pad Thai. He finds Harvest Table Culinary Group's people and creative opportunities to be his favorite aspects.

Alycia Aspinall


Alycia loves all food, but has recently been loving cotton candy grapes! One of her favorite pastimes is reading, and her favorite thing about working at Harvest Table Culinary Group is "the people."

James Miller


James loves spending time with his family and three dogs. His favorite food is nachos, and you can find him playing disc golf on his time off!

Krissy Hinshaw


Krissy brings so much energy and light to work every day! When she is not at work, she loves to garden and spend time with her goddaughter, Madison! When asked why she enjoys working for Harvest Table Culinary Group, she said, "this is a company that's all about its people. It's wonderful to be surrounded by individuals who are so passionate about what they do. Everyone is willing to teach each other and go the extra mile. These are not just coworkers, but FAMILY!"

Ashley Hunt

Hospitality Services Manager

Ashley loves people who don't know how wonderful they are and just wander around making the world a better place. She wants to know, is coffee a food? Because that's her favorite dish. If she had to describe Harvest Table Culinary Group with one word, she'd say "dedicated!"

Michael Flinchum


Michael's passion for food knows no bounds. He is always on the lookout for new flavors to try, whether it be at a restaurant or in his own kitchen! Working at Harvest Table Culinary Group is a great match, as it aligns with his values of sustainability and scratch-made cooking.

Antwanisha Brailsford


Nisha is an avid hiker and loves crafting in her free time. She cherishes spending quality time with her kids. Nisha finds her job at Harvest Table Culinary Group fulfilling as it allows her to explore her creative side and apply her extensive past experience.

Kalyn Padgett

Chef de Cuisine

Kalyn is an avid reader who loves Asian foods! Kalyn likes that Harvest Table Culinary Group is about community and team building because our people are what keep us going, they are quintessential in our foundation, and working for a company that knows and believes that is so important.

Levin Funes

Chef de Cuisine

With Levin's passion for cooking and time spent with his family, our scratch-made kitchen and chef-driven values here at Harvest Table Culinary Group stood out to him. We are thrilled to have him on our team and look forward to seeing his creativity flourish!

Michelle Coleman-Pelky

Chef De Cuisine

Michelle loves street tacos, and in her spare time, she likes to kayak and spend time with her dog! What she enjoys about working for Harvest Table Culinary Group is the ability to challenge herself daily.

Michael Dunbar

Chef De Cuisine

Michael's favorite food is lamb shank ravioli! He has a passion for freshly made pasta. Michael loves Harvest Table Culinary Group because it allows him to unleash his creativity.

Jessica Wallace

Catering Director

Jessica's favorite part about her job is that she loves being a part of the Wake Forest community! Her go-to dish is anything with shrimp! Jessica feels that Harvest Table Culinary Group is "simply delicious!"

Joanne Dagostino

Catering Manager

Did you say Italian food? Joanne is there! When Joanne isn't running the catering brigade, you can find her chilling with her pups, baking, painting, or redecorating rooms in her home. Ongoing experiences, as well as making guests happy with food, are some of Joanne's favorite things about Harvest Table Culinary Group.

Sean Devine

Catering Chef

Sean is an incredible chef with a strong work ethic. When he isn't hard at work, he spends time with his grandson! Sean enjoys working for Harvest Table Culinary Group because he enjoys working in higher education!

Patrick Dray

Catering Manager

Patrick's favorite food is sushi! He loves to cook and spend time with his dogs. He was drawn to Harvest Table Culinary Group because of his extensive culinary background, and the chef-driven commitment we uphold.

Aarya Deshmukh

Student Board Member

I'm excited to join the student board to improve student involvement in our dining experience. I believe this will help the overall sense of belonging and culture on campus.