This edition of "Meet the 'MARK" would like to introduce you to Joy Kimmel, Director at the University of Rochester's Eastman Dining Center.
This year is Joy's second as Director at Eastman Dining Center, and her fifth working at the school. Prior to joining University of Rochester Dining Services, she worked for ARAMARK Dining Services at Kodak.
Joy was born and raised in Rochester and now lives in Spencerport. Joy's 13-year-old daughter plays baritone and trombone in her school's advanced jazz band and loves to visit her mom at Eastman to soak up the atmosphere. Joy's 9-year-old son plays trumpet and loves to go to the movies with his mom. They enjoyed this summer's blockbuster - The Dark Knight - but thought Hellboy 2 was a better movie overall.
Asked for her favorite movies, Joy will tell you about Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and The Thomas Crown Affair (both the original and the remake).
When she's not at work or at the movies, Joy loves to garden and work on home repairs. She's famous for her Arroz con Gandules (rice with pigeon peas) and frequently entertains family and friends. And who would she invite for dinner if she could? Johnny Depp, for his ability to play such a depth and breadth of roles in various movies.
Joy is also an active supporter of her town's youth baseball and basketball programs, and volunteers 3-4 times per year sorting donated clothing with Volunteers of America.
Employees from ARAMARK and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) recently partnered to complete conservations service projects in nine cities across the country to celebrate 40 years of Earth Day.
ARAMARK recently expanded its partnership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world's premier culinary college, to increase its culinary talent through the CIA's prestigious ProChef Certification program
On behalf of the campus community, Catholic University's president, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., delivered a special thank you to staff members for their tireless work during recent record-breaking snowstorms.
As an attempt to expand Hopkins's sustainability initiative, Hopkins Dining is implementing the JHU Dining Food Chain Program, which hopes to educate the Hopkins community about the importance of the local Baltimore food chain.
ECU students may think of ARAMARK as the company providing dining hall food on campus, but anyone at Thursday's ARAMARK-sponsored hospitality management social can tell you the company does much more than flip burgers at Todd and West End.
Dining Services at W&M has been one of the most forward-thinking and proactive units on campus in terms of embracing and improving sustainability, partly because of the new environmentally-friendly mindset of our dining vendor, Aramark.
We're committed to protecting and improving the environment by weaving an essential Green Thread through every aspect of our business.
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