Confessions of Cam Schauf

Cam Schauf, director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations at 9,400-student University of Rochester in N.Y., gave grasshoppers a try, fears Bud Light and hates that he procrastinates.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

I love working with students.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Dealing with employee issues that lead to terminations.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Being smart enough to marry the woman who has been my inspiration for over 35 years.

Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?

To make and deliver 2,000 box lunches to the grand opening of a corporate facility while dressed as clowns, with full makeup.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

I think I would be teaching or coaching, although at one point I did contemplate becoming a minister.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be an excellent chef.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Have the procrastination gene out of my DNA.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

I live in fear of attending events where the only beer choice is Bud or Bud Light.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

My mother. No one has taught me more about dealing with people.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

I love chicken wings—the hotter the better.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Craft beer and local vegetables.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

Energy drinks.

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Grasshoppers.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Definitely morning; my son calls my wife and me his solar-powered parents.

Q. What are your words to live by?

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.

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