Under 30

Rising industry stars under the age of 30
 
Under 30

Vince has made a difference by using creative ideas like food history education and menu item comparisons to help staff understand foodservice and their jobs better.

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Emily LaStarza, R.D., Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager for Morrison at White Horse Village in Newtown Square, Pa., is a person who is meticulous, detail-oriented and a stickler for doing things the right way because she understands that the benefit wil

In a very short time Nicole Lovely, assistant cafeteria manager II at the University of Georgia, in Athens, established herself as the Oglethore Dining Commons manager’s right-hand person, says J. Michael Floyd, associate vice president for auxiliar

Bill Connor, assistant director of retail dining for Chartwells at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, spearheaded a new program that allowed students to order food for immediate pick-up using their smartphones, says Nick Iula, Chartwells resident di

Eric Sieden, director of food and nutrition at Plainview (N.Y.) Hospital, effectively manages his staff and has great rapport with his supervisors and staff, according to Margie Pemberton, associate executive director, ancillary services for the system. S

Jen Takara, café manager for Bon Appétit at Yahoo!, is our safety “Navy Seal,” says Robert Hart, general manager. Takara created, and continues to build on, a safety program. She has been an integral part of opening several

Emeline Garcia, cafeteria assistant at Salida (Calif.) Union School District, was hired as a two-hour cafeteria helper. Billy Reid, child nutrition services director, says she quickly showed she wanted to work more than two hours a day. Garcia quickl

Aaron Grobengieser, R.D., supervisory dietitian, has truly set himself apart from other dietitians under the age of 30, says Patricia Brown, R.D., chief, nutrition and food services. Through his initiative and work ethic he has attained a level of au

Kris Saradpon, manager at San Diego State University, built, refined and is in charge of dining services' Quality Assurance Program. He has put together several complete recipe books including ingredients, methods and photos of the method as well as t

Andrew Mankus, manager at Worcest Dining Commons at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, developed an orientation presentation that consolidated all of the UMass Dining policies and procedures, says  Garett DiStefano, director of Residential Din

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