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Boston College hires new dining services director

Beth Emery, R.D., is the new director of Dining Services at Boston College (BC). Emery, who joined BC late last semester after working for 25 years at Aramark, will report to Associate VP of Auxiliary Services Pat Bando.

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SUNY-Canton hires Maiocco

Steve Maiocco has been hired as assistant director of dining and executive chef at the State University of New York at Canton. Maiocco came to Canton from SUNY-Potsdam, where he was the executive chef.

A year ago this week, I and millions of my fellow residents of the Northeast lived through the terrifying experience of Hurricane Sandy. It was only the third hurricane to strike New York City since I had moved there in 1984, and it was by far the most destructive.

Catch up on September's Emerging Trends, including sausage skirmish and boomers eating out more.

Have you been following the dining services drama at the University of Miami during the last few weeks? Here's the short story.

Here in New York City, the editors of FoodService Director magazine and foodservicedirector.com have orchestra seats for the weather system meteorologists are calling Frankstorm, Superstorm and Storm of the Century.

The college and university foodservice industry is still reeling from the sudden loss of Dave Prentkowski, director of dining services at University of Notre Dame.

We're always encouraging the stealing of ideas from other operations. It helps operators do their jobs better. However, everyone has a good story about customers who try the other kind of stealing—the bad kind.

On September 11, 2001, at about 9:10 a.m., I was getting off a bus at 54th St. and Lexington Ave. in midtown Manhattan, heading into the offices of Nation’s Restaurant News. I remember looking south as I stepped onto the curb, seeing the thick, black smoke from somewhere downtown and wondering where the fire was. I entered the building at 425 Park Ave., took the elevator up to the sixth floor and walked into what appeared to be a deserted office.

Monday mornings can be so enlightening. When I come into the office to start off my week, one of the first things I do is review stories that have been brought to my attention through Google Alerts. The articles range from the educational to the amusing to the thought-provoking.

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