FSD of the Month

A monthly feature that highlights an industry star
 
FSD of the Month
By Megan Warmouth, Associate Editor

Published in FSD Update

Randy Lait has transformed dining at North Carolina State University by leading the development and construction of 16 new campus dining units.

FSD of the Month Archive

It takes a certain type of person to thrive during difficult times, and Nancy Geffre, director of nutrition and foodservices at 545-bed Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., is one of those...

Jason Giagrande knows what’s sexy. As Flik’s director of foodservice operations and events at NBC Universal in New York, his main goal has been to create a trendy and sexy atmosphere for both the...

Change isn’t just a slogan for Gary Petill, director of food and nutrition services at 132,000-student San Diego Unified School District. After 23 years in the hotel industry, Petill joined SDUSD in...

Jon Plodzik is all about relationships. In his two years as director of dining at 12,450-student University of New Hampshire in Durham, Plodzik says he has worked hard every day to create a culture...

Jim McGrody, director of food and nutrition at 650-bed Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C., has a vast culinary background. He attended a culinary arts high school. He was a cook in the Army. After...

“There are great things happening in Paramount,” says Chris Stamm, director of student nutrition services at 16,000-student Paramount (Calif.) Unified School District. This statement is most likely...

John Dettori, director of Dining Services for Lackmann Culinary Services at Tiffany & Co. in New York and New Jersey, admits he is a “talker.” It is this skill, he says, that has made him adept...

Michael Atanasio, manager of food and nutrition services at 525-bed Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., often bounces from one topic to the next in the same breath. He begins with the launch of a new...

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” These words, first spoken by Winston Churchill, have guided Nona Golledge, director...

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