Our People

At Boston University Dining Services, our team is not only passionate about food and service, but also deeply committed to the BU community. If you ever have any questions regarding your dining experience on campus, please feel free to reach out to any of our Managers or Chefs below.

Boston University Dining Chefs

We take pride in the food we serve to the BU community with our talented team of Chefs who oversee Residence Dining Halls and Retail Outlets across campus.

Armand Toutaint Executive Chef West Campus
Chris Bee Executive Chef Residential Dining
Orlando Andrade Executive Chef Marciano Commons
Brian Santos Executive Chef Questrom Catering
Juan Castillo-Luna Executive Chef George Sherman Union
Joe Frackleton Pastry Chef George Sherman Union
Dave Hernandez Pastry Chef Bay State Underground

Boston University Dining Residence Dining Halls

With over 35 years of experience on the BU campus alone, our Directors of Residence Dining can really help you when you have any questions or comments.

John Bonaccorso The Fresh Food Co. at Marciano Commons
Courtney Teixeira The Fresh Food Co. at Warren Towers
Stephen Baldwin The Fresh Food Co. at West Campus
Avi Foint Fresh Fuel at Granby Commons

Boston University Dining Retail Managers

We’ve got a diverse team of Retail Managers who span across the BU campus eager to assist you with questions or comments you may have.

Brendon McCarthy Basho Express
Chris Rousseau Dahod Family Alumni Center
John Bonaccorso Bay State Underground
Steven Tortora Buick Street Market
Chandy Phan Dunkin Donuts @ BSM
Debra Dewar Einstein’s Bagels
Jamie O’Neill Jamba Juice
Debra Dewar George Sherman Union
Ryan Marshall Bay State Underground
Lamarc Boyd School of Law Café
Debra Dewar Healthy Blends at FitRec
Richard Schinkel Raising Cane’s
Kyle McMurray Starbucks/Breadwinners at Questrom
David Barnard Starbucks at Kenmore
Chris Rousseau Starbucks at Warren Towers
Courtney Teixeira Late Nite Café at Warren
Tanisha Lee Rhett’s West
Ryan Dooley Rhett’s/Starbucks at GSU

Boston University Dining Administrative Office

Barbara Laverdiere Director of Dining Services
Leigh Thumith Director of Operations
Richard Rubini Director of Retail Operations
Caroline Trainor Human Resources Manager
Geoff Wilson Senior Controller
Scott Rosario Marketing Director
Robert Flynn Digital Coordinator
Sean Favreau Director of Safety & Sanitation
Amy Elvidge Sustainability Director
Caroline Trainor Special Projects Manager
Laura Fraser Office Manager
Yesenia Flores Payroll Coordinator
Chui Ling Lui Accounts Payable