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Communal Dining and Local Foods at Kitchen Table  

Mindfulness is our approach to food at 1440 Multiversity. Gather with new friends at Kitchen Table, our communal eatery with seasonal menus that change daily. Enjoy three meals a day of fresh, local, and nutrient rich foods, as well as gluten-free and vegan dishes. Our chefs cook with the freshest produce harvested within a 300-mile radius of us and organic meats and seafood sourced from partners dedicated to sustainable and humane practices. From simple to creative, our cooking is all about freshness and flavor. Swing by Common Grounds café for a morning espresso, an afternoon snack, or beverages at any time of day, and relax on the outdoor patio.
    • Meals at Kitchen Table in 1440
    • Meals at Kitchen Table in 1440
    • Meals at Kitchen Table in 1440
    • Meals at Kitchen Table in 1440

    Gather in Community at Kitchen Table

    Fresh, organic, locally sourced and seasonal - these words reflect our commitment to nourish you during your stay at 1440 Multiversity. Focused on plant-based cuisine, our daily menus include sustainable meats and seafood and gluten-free, lactose-free and paleo food options. Enjoy three meals a day at Kitchen Table included in your package stay:
     

    • Breakfast: Served from 7:00 am — 9:00 am  
    • Lunch: Served from 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm  
    • Dinner: Served from 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm 
  • Seasonal and Locally Sourced

    Passionate about creating menus in harmony with the seasons and what's growing in Northern California, Executive Chef Kenny Woods has established unique partnerships with the Santa Cruz farmers markets. Our relationship with local growers and producers allows us to cook with the freshest ingredients while supporting neighboring and coastal farms.

    • 1440 Common Grounds Café
    • 1440 Common Grounds Café
    • 1440 Common Grounds Café
    • 1440 Common Grounds Café

    Common Grounds Café

    Accented with bright colors, refurbished wood, and antique clocks, our café is the perfect place to gather with friends or grab afternoon chocolates before a walk in the woods. Relax in Adirondack chairs on the patio or on indoor couches. Treat yourself and purchase a morning espresso, house-made salad, freshly baked cookie, or gelato. Buy a cup of local Verve coffee, spiced chai, wine, or beer to enjoy outside by the fire pits in the evening, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

     

    Open from 7:00 am — 9:00 pm daily.

Traveler’s Insights

Can I receive a food credit on my package if I skip or miss a meal?
Can I receive a food credit on my package if I skip or miss a meal?
1440 does not issue meal credits if you miss a meal or choose not to dine in Kitchen Table. It is not uncommon for Rest & Renewal guests to explore Santa Cruz and the surrounding area and return for meals, so long as you are continually registered on campus. Learn More About Can I receive a food credit on my package if I skip or miss a meal?
Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?
Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?
While 1440 does not prohibit food to be brought onto campus, you must consume it in a private space and may not bring outside food or beverage into a public area. The forest is also very active with insects which are sensitive to outside smells so we strongly recommend that you remain aware that ants and other insects may be attracted to any food in your guestroom. Learn More About Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?
Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?
Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?
1440 offers communal dining for all guests at Kitchen Table, which does not operate as a freestanding restaurant. We source, prepare, and serve local and organic vegetables, organic and local rice, grains, and legumes, lightly-seasoned proteins, and tofu. We cook exclusively with grapeseed oil and coconut oil. The ingredients for each dish are predetermined and three fresh, seasonal, well-rounded meals are plated to order (you may elect to determine what you like or don't like on your plate). Aside from that, our team is not able to serve unique meals or prepare items to meet individual requests, nor can we prevent exposure to certain foods since the dining room is shared by all campus guests. Learn More About Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?
Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?
Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?
  • 1440 only has a license to serve beer and wine. The restricted license with the State of California Alcoholic Beverage Control requires 1440 to sell and serve all beer and wine on the campus. No other alcoholic beverages may be consumed anywhere on campus, which includes anything that you purchased elsewhere and transported on to the campus.
  • 1440 reserves the right to confiscate or ask you to discard any alcohol that was not purchased at 1440. In extreme cases, anyone who violates these rules may be asked to leave the campus.
  • 1440 requires proper identification (photo ID) of any person of questionable age and will refuse alcoholic beverage service if either the person is under age or proper identification cannot be produced.
  • 1440 may also refuse alcoholic beverage service to any person who, in 1440's judgment, appears to be intoxicated or in the event that persons under the state-mandated age limit are being served alcohol by any non-campus employee.
Learn More About Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?
Does 1440 have room service? Are coffee and tea available in the rooms?
Does 1440 have room service? Are coffee and tea available in the rooms?
1440 does not offer room service, nor do we provide in-room beverages. As a learning destination, we encourage community dining and offer three meals a day at set times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Learn More About Does 1440 have room service? Are coffee and tea available in the rooms?
"The food is so good, so clean, well prepared, and just creative and flavorful! I feel energized because of the food I'm eating. I know that it is filled with good stuff and nutrients, and it's delicious."
Seane Corn, yoga teacher and activist
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