HU announces new executive chef

May 8, 2018

Harding University announces the appointment of Anthony J. Tally as its new executive chef. Tally is responsible for directing the University’s dining program and for creating and executing the menu of catering events such as weddings, formal dinners and special University programs. He most recently served as executive chef at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where he worked for the last 10 years.

“The addition of Chef Tally to our Harding dining team is significant for the University,” said Lou Christopher, senior food service director. “His fine dining background, extensive experience and high-quality standards have already made a positive impact on both our residential dining and catering programs.”

Tally’s culinary career spans 27 years in the Little Rock area where he has served as a chef for several renowned restaurants such as Terry’s Finer Foods, Café 42, Ashley’s at the Capitol Hotel, and Brave New Restaurant. He is a two-time runner-up for Arkansas Times Reader’s Choice Award for Best Chef and has been featured numerous times on cooking segments on local television programs.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Aramark team and cooking for the Harding community,” Tally said. “It’s just an excellent place to work, and I’m excited for the opportunity. We have a fantastic staff that is dedicated to providing quality meals for the thousands of people we serve on campus every day.”

To learn more about the University’s on campus dining services, visit or call 501-279-4364.

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