Valentine’s Day

Eating chocolate on Valentine’s Day is a necessity, it’s simply tradition. No one has heard of the 4th of July without fireworks or Halloween without costumes, so why should this holiday be any different? While not everyone enjoys chocolate, there are plenty of other sugary foods to substitute this amazing dessert on this sweet holiday.   …

Meet the Blog Team

danica_bananaDanica Ridgeway

Hey people! My name is Danica Ridgeway and I am a senior studying Hospitality here at the University of Arkansas! I am excited to be a Marketing Intern for Chartwells this semester, as well as finish out my year as Panhellenic President. I love to pick flowers, make dinner for my friends, and go on road trips. I have been to 47 of our states and i hope to get to all 50 by May! I’m excited for this year and all the Lord has planned. God Bless & Food Pig Sooie!

photo (1)Alex Compton

Hey y’all! I’m Alex Compton, and I’m a Marketing Intern here at Chartwells. I’m from Overland Park, Kansas and am studying hospitality and event planning. When I’m not at work or class you can catch me at Zeta, hanging with friends, or binge watching Netflix. Some things about me: passionate for Christ, big fan of dogs, can take multiple naps a day and still sleep 10 hours a night, loves ice cream.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetNatalie Miller

Hey everyone! My name is Natalie Miller, and I am Junior at the University of Arkansas majoring in Human Nutrition and Dietetics along with a minor in Human Development. I am one of Chartwells’ Wellness Interns and I could not be more thrilled! I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I can honestly say that’s where my passion for food began. My friends can vouch that baking and spending time with my two Boxer puppies are two of my favorite pastimes!

FullSizeRenderAllix Ice

Hi! My name is Allix Ice and I am a senior majoring in human nutrition and hospitality innovation with a concentration in dietetics with a minor in psychology. I am the Sustainability Intern for Chartwells so I spend most of my time in the Freight Farm harvesting and planting lettuce. My ideal life is to graduate, become a registered dietitian working in patient care, move to a mountain town and own two giant dogs. You can always find me snacking on something, I am always hungry—my favorites foods are chocolate chip cookies, brussel sprouts and just about anything with carbs in it!

IMG_0526Kaleigh Beane

Hi guys! My name is Kaleigh, and I’m a senior dietetics major here at the U of A. I am from Austin, Texas, but think Fayetteville is a much cooler place to live. I enjoy spending my time outside, either hiking at Devil’s Den or hanging out at Lake Fayeteville and Wilson Park.  I love finding the hidden places in this city, but think the public library doesn’t get the credit it deserves. (Did you know there is free yoga there on Monday nights?!). As always, I spend a lot of my time cooking and finding new recipes. My favorite herb to cook with is lavender. It adds so much sweetness and puts a twist on recipes. When I’m not cooking, my favorite food group is Mexican, as any true Texan would say! I hope you enjoy and are inspired to be creative in your food choices through this blog. See y’all around town!

photo (2)Erica Phillips

Hey y’all I’m Erica! I’m in my final year here at the University of Arkansas double majoring in advertising/public relations and international studies. Growing up in St. Louis, and moving to New Orleans right before I started here at the U of A I was basically required to love food, humidity and Cardinals baseball (I’m still working on humidity…). When I’m not working or studying you can find me hiking, cooking, watching Netflix or reading.

photo (4)Emily Calvert

Hi, my name is Emily and I’m the newest Sustainability Intern! I’m a senior Supply Chain Major with a minor in Marketing. I’m super excited to be working with Chartwells, especially in the Freight Farm! I’m from Plano, TX, but I have loved my 4 years in Fayetteville. Some of my favorite NWA things are running on the trails, visiting Crystal bridges, and eating at the Farmers Table!

photo (3)Gage Parsons

What’s up guys! I’m Gage, a marketing intern here at Chartwells! I am a senior from Oklahoma City majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. Some things I love are spending time in the Ozarks, playing disc golf and hanging with the boys. I’m super excited for this year and the fun things happening here at #foodpigsooie

SnapseedSydnie West

Hey guys I’m Sydnie West and I am a senior, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation major and also the Business Management Intern at Chartwells. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Fayetteville has been my home for the past 4 years and I loved every second of it from drinking at local coffee shops to running on the beautiful trails.  Some things I love are traveling, working out and cheering on the Razorbacks!

IMG-2319Audrey Georger

Hey Hogs!! My name is Audrey Georger and I am a management intern here at Chartwells and am currently studying hospitality management and event planning! I’m from Plano, Texas and spend most of my time at shops or new local restaurants with my friends. I love to travel and see new places. Spending time outside is a must whether I’m hiking or out at the lake. I’m always keeping up with my Pinterest and daily planner- two things I can’t live without! I’m so excited for what this year at has in store for me, Woo pig!


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Let us know what’s on your hungry mind!