An inside look at working in the kitchens of Harvard University

Harvard's chefs vary in age, prior experience and time at the college.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Most undergraduates are still asleep during the early hours of the morning when many of the Harvard University Dining Services staff begin their days preparing the meals for the College’s more than 6000 students.

For those who work in the kitchens, everything has to be done in advance to make sure that all that is required for each meal is on hand. Menus have to be tested, prepared, and revised many weeks beforehand.

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