Laura joined Allendale Columbia 21 years ago in our Food Service Department, leading our lunch program and Dining Commons. She has spent her entire career in the food service industry and loves having the privilege of seeing students every day. Prior to joining AC, Laura served as a Food Service Supervisor at St. John’s Home. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Keuka College and a Food Safety Manager Certification from the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
Why did you decide to go into this line of work?
I have always worked in food services, but after spending several years working with the elderly, working with kids has been a positive and fulfilling change.
What inspires you?
Advocates and organizations that work for food safety, childhood nutrition, and safety for those with food allergies are very inspiring to me.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
Joss Whedon because he is brilliant (or any Top Chef because they were good enough to be a Top Chef!).