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  • Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus for a la carte dining?

    Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus for a la carte dining?

    Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus for a la carte dining?

    No. 1440 is an all-inclusive campus which means all meals are included and served at Kitchen Table - the communal dining room and culinary heart of our campus. There is not a free-standing a la carte dining option on campus, so please be mindful that we serve fresh organic plant-forward food geared towards a healthy integrated lifestyle with a "food as medicine" approach to nutrition. You will find food here to be a mainly vegetable-based diet with limited meat and fish protein accoutrements. All guests enjoy the same menu for each meal period and while you can elect to omit the meat or fish from your entrée in lieu of a vegetable protein, there are no other menu substitutions.

    Common Grounds, the campus café and break area, offers limited grab-and-go snacks and specialty beverages throughout the day, but is not a full-service restaurant. All items in the cafe must be purchased separately - including beer and wine which must be purchased from and served by 1440 staff regardless of where it is offered on campus.

    In compliance with the California Department of Public Health guidelines, 1440 does not permit guests to bring or consume outside food or beverage in any public locations on campus.

    1440 is a heavily wooded location and strongly advises against bringing any food into your guest room to avoid insects or animals that it might attract. 

    Is there a free-standing restaurant on the campus for a la carte dining?
  • 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?

    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 to not dine in Kitchen Table. It is not uncommon for guests to explore Scotts Valley or the surrounding Santa Cruz area when they have some free time in their program agenda; however, if you do, we recommend you return in time for your meals. The culinary team orders and prepares meals according to the daily registration count from pre-arrival to guest departure.

    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?

    Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?

    While 1440 does prohibit outside food or beverage, if you must consume specialty items for medical purposes, you must consume them only in the comfort of your guest room - due to health and safety mandates established by the California Department of Public Health, you may not bring outside food or beverages into public areas, nor may any such items be stored in our kitchens 

    The forest is also very active with insects which are sensitive to outside are often attracted to food and/or beverages you keep in your guest room or luggage.

    Am I allowed to bring food onto campus?
  • Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?

    Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?

    Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?

    1440 offers dining for all guests at Kitchen Table and does not operate as a free-standing restaurant. We source, prepare and serve local and organic vegetables; organic and local rice; grains; legumes; lightly seasoned proteins; and tofu. The vast majority of our food is vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. Ingredients for each dish are pre-determined and three fresh, seasonal, well-rounded meals are plated to order in front of you so you may determine what you prefer on your plate. The culinary team is not able to prepare specialty items to meet individual requests, nor can we risk exposure to certain foods since ingredients for each meal are thoughtfully selected in advance and the dining room is shared by all campus guests. For the health and safety of all guests in compliance with the California Department of Public Health, no outside food or beverages are allowed in any public spaces.

    Can 1440 accommodate my special dietary needs?
  • Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?

    Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?

    Is alcohol allowed and served on campus?

    1440 possesses a restricted license with the State of California Alcoholic Beverage Control that allows us to sell beer and wine only. The license strictly prohibits all other alcoholic beverages or spirits from being sold or consumed anywhere on campus which includes anything that you purchased elsewhere and transported onto the campus.   

    1440 reserves the right to confiscate or ask you to discard any alcohol that was not sold by 1440. In extreme cases, anyone who violates these rules may be asked to permanently 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 when 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 to persons under the state-mandated age limit that are being served alcohol by any non-campus employee. If any of these mandates are broken, 1440 reserves the right to immediately suspend the sale of all beer and wine to all participants of the group or private event to ensure everyone's safety.

    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?

    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. However, there are beverage stations near the main entry foyers of each guest room building. As a learning destination, we encourage community dining and offer three meals a day at set times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary beverages and snacks are available at Common Grounds Café throughout the day and during all meal services at Kitchen Table. Beer and wine may be purchased a la carte during operating hours. Does 1440 have room service? Are coffee and tea available in the rooms?
  • What kind of food does Kitchen Table serve?

    What kind of food does Kitchen Table serve?

    What kind of food does Kitchen Table serve?

    The menu offerings at 1440 Multiversity were established with the notion that nutrition is a critical component for physical and emotional health and healing - with that in mind, the 1440 Multiversity culinary team operates mindfully and with a "Food As Medicine" approach, sourcing its ingredients exclusively from local growers. 1440 Multiversity uses a plant-based approach in its culinary offerings with the intention that every guest will enjoy a similar meal regardless of individual eating habits. Some other important dining facts include:

    • All meals at 1440 are mindfully prepared using whole organic ingredients and hand-plated with care by the chefs in Kitchen Table, a communal dining space that fosters social interaction and engagement in conversations that matter.
    • These meals are based on nutrient-dense whole foods as opposed to pre-packed and processed items; this "Food As Medicine" approach increases your metabolism leaving you feeling satisfied, energized and focused, not tired and bloated as is the case with many processed foods.
    • 1440 sources local and organic produce, rice and grains and offers gluten-free alternatives at every meal.
    • When bread is served, loaves are typically baked using grains milled on campus.
    • 1440 has established deep roots in the community and partners with 20-30 local farms - often procuring produce from growers and ranchers at farmers markets to supplement the produce, herbs and flowers grown on the 1440 campus in Joanie's Garden.
    • All other ingredients, such as the sustainable healthy animal proteins that 1440 procures - within a 300-mile radius of campus including fish from Monterey Bay - are raised in their natural environments that produce more nutrient-rich and less inflammatory foods than animals raised using modern industrialized animal production.
    • Many restaurants and commercial kitchens procure their ingredients from national distributors; at 1440 Multiversity, the culinary team and campus guests served take comfort in both seeing and knowing where ingredients originate from so every meal supports local farmers and producers.
    • These home-based partnerships allow 1440 access to freshest seasonal ingredients while supporting, enhancing and strengthening the supply chain across the County of Santa Cruz which contributes to the local economic health of our community.
    What kind of food does Kitchen Table serve?
  • Does 1440 offer private dining opportunities on campus?

    Does 1440 offer private dining opportunities on campus?

    Does 1440 offer private dining opportunities on campus?
    Yes. 1440 offers exclusive farm-to-table private dining and receptions in certain venues such as the 1440 Teaching Kitchen and Joanie's Garden, designed for an immersive and educational dining experience. These private dinners must be booked and contracted through the 1440 Program Planning department at least two weeks in advance. Please note there is a 12-person minimum and 32-person maximum for all family-style menus. 1440 is not able to accommodate smaller party sizes or reservations within a two-week window. All dining in Kitchen Table for community meals is open seating on a first-come basis; therefore, tables cannot be reserved in advance.  Does 1440 offer private dining opportunities on campus?