Confessions

Operators open up about their passions, fears and embarrassing moments
Robert Floccari
By 
Katie Fanuko, Associate Editor

Robert Floccari, director of dining for Chartwells at York College of Pennsylvania, York, Penn., would love to tour Italy, wishes he could play piano and keeps a supply of Fresca in his fridge.

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Director of food, nutrition and conference services loves thinking out of the box, hates having to justify staffing and wishes she could sing.

Jessica Marchand, R.D., director of food and nutritrion services at WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C., loves cheese, admires her grandfather and wishes she were more musically inclined.

Linda Eichenberger, director of child nutrition services for the Oak Hills Local School District in Cincinnati, admires her father, would love to travel through Alaska by car, and wishes she could dance.

Dawn Aubrey, associate director of housing for dining services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, admires Stephen Hawking, would love to travel around the world and wishes the deep-fried candy bar trend had never started.

Thomas Cooley, R.D. makes his own nine-pepper hot sauce, hates bottled water and would love to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.

Vinnie Livoti, director of food services for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, headquartered in Columbia, loves a snack of late-night nachos, would go back in time to keep Vito Corleone from being killed and has been in foodservice for so long that he can’t imagine doing anything else.

Takes pleasure in anything with French pastry cream on it, would like to learn how to fly a helicopter and would visit the Renaissance if he had a time machine.

Lisa Poggas, director of nutritional services for Parker Adventist Hospital and Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, in Colorado, has a classic car collection, wishes she could be an artist and always has wine and cheese in her refrigerator.

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