Under 30

Rising industry stars under the age of 30
 
Under 30

Nick has made an impact on foodservice by enhancing cafe offerings and teaching ServSafe skills.

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As marketing manager/café supervisor for Bon Appétit at Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, Calif., Shannon Donahue has the unique ability to support and innovate in multiple arenas, says Maisie Greenawalt, vice president of m

Danielle Fanter was hired as a server, which I believe sparked her interest for the love of food, says Robert Darrah, food service director at Legacy Retirement Communities in Lincoln, Neb. Recognizing her raw talent and desire to succeed, she was promote

Autumn Ryder began with us as a student employee who was quickly promoted because she is organized, shows initiative and is enthusiastic, says Rich Neumann, director of dining services at Ohio University. Autumn manages our largest dining hall and is resp

Matthew Vasquez is a superb team player. He is always available when you need him to assist the team or region. He has the client relationship building and operational knowledge and knows how to balance the client needs with the company needs, says R.T. W

Daisy Cardenas, principal supervisor at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, oversees 43 employees in the Dining Commons Cafeteria; 15 of those employees are under her direct supervision. Cardenas is a take-charge person who presents creative ideas and can

USC's Travis Summers is currently the youngest of five senior managers who oversee all 41 USC Hospitality locations. Travis is responsible for more than 175 employees daily and is in charge of the remodel at the health sciences campus, which includes

Independent School District of Boise City's Katie Chadband's eagerness to learn the technical skills of menu planning, marketing and budgeting were complemented by her natural ability to provide coaching and guidance to staff. Katie is extremely c

The dedication that Tomoko Okada demonstrates places her among those at the top of the field, and her influential contributions to current research set a high standard for those to follow. As an emergent leader, Tomoko is a true servant. She volunteered w

Christina LeMin, senior marketing specialist for Government Services, boosted sales during the recession by bringing a creative and innovative approach, such as implementing a “candy” store with sweet, salty, energy and healthy snacks. She als