Confessions of Camp Howard
Q. What is the best part of your job?
Making people happy with our food.
Q. What is the worst part of your job?
Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Becoming director of campus dining and earning my CEC credentials.
Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?
Catering a wedding on a bridge spanning the Cumberland River.
Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?
Photographer for National Geographic.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
Q. What is your favorite meal?
Cheeseburger, fries and Coke.
Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?
Ten different types of hot sauce.
Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Durian. [Editor’s Note: A fruit from Indonesia.]
Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?
Any restaurant or café in 1946 Paris.
An eating excursion through Tuscany.
Julia Child and Mick Jagger, preferably at the same time.
Backpacking through Yosemite National Park.
Bill Claypool. [Editor’s Note: Claypool is Vanderbilt’s executive chef.]