Chef Doug's Kitchen

Welcome to Chef Doug's corner of ThayerConnect!

Here our Director of Food Services Doug Foss P '23, '26 provides recipes, cooking tips, and other help for students and families to navigate cooking and eating healthy while staying at home.


Click on the links for printable recipes from Chef Doug, and if you've got a recipe request, drop him an email at!

Chef's Blog

Life on Foss Farms

What's Growing on Foss Farms?

Fruit: Pears, apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries

Vegetables: morel mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, 4 varieties of potatoes (red, Yukon gold, Russian red, banana fingerling), 8 different beans for drying, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, onions, garlic, eggplant, red cabbage, peppers, tomato, kale, Swiss chard, baby greens, fresh herbs, butternut & spaghetti squash, exotic pumpkins

Flowers: lots of sunflowers and pest fighting flowers (marigold, zinnia, etc.)

Animals: ducks, chickens, rabbits, parakeets, cats, and the dog. (and two kids)

Chef Doug in Thayer Magazine

Read about Chef Doug and Foss Farms in the Food Issue of Thayer Magazine!