Harper chef helms pop-up food events on campus

Brian Gedemer Pop-UpsMany in Harper College’s campus community are excited to see Harper Dining up and running this semester. That certainly includes Brian Gedemer, the new chef for Harper Dining by Sodexo who began his role in August.

Seeking to bring exciting culinary options to students, faculty, staff and visitors, Chef Brian has begun helming pop-up dining events on campus. The themed pop-ups, which began the first week of the semester, have so far included sizzling salads and smoothie bowls.

“Right now, what drives me is the customer interaction,” Brian said. “I get to see the joy on people’s faces when they say, ‘What I put in my mouth tastes amazing!’ It warms my heart when people come up to me and say that.”

Upcoming lunchtime pop-ups – which take place on staggered days to serve a variety of schedules – are set to offer selections from hamburgers and tacos to guacamole and ice cream sundaes. Below, find more information on Harper Dining’s scheduled pop-ups.


Harper Dining Pop-UpCookout
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 9
Where: Harper Quad
Info: Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies and more for National “I Love Food” Day
Cost: $7.50

Taco Tuesday
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 14
Where: Cafeteria Kiosk, Building A
Info: Tacos with a side of rice and beans and taco salads in fried tortilla bowls
Cost: $7.50

Tableside Guacamole
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 16
Where: Avanté Concourse (near Subway)
Info: Freshly made guacamole and hand-cut tortilla chips for National Guacamole Day
Cost: $5.99

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 22
Where: Avanté Concourse (near Subway)
Info: Celebrating the first official day of fall with ice cream sundaes
Cost: $4.50

Last Updated: 9/23/21