Meet our Team
Regional District Manager
Laura is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and she just started again with Elon Dining (she was with us before for 6 years). She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University, and her favorite pastimes are sitting at the beach with her family, hearing her kids laugh, reading a good book and enjoying the sound of the ocean!
Debbie is from Conway, North Carolina, and has a Associate’s in Accounting from Halifax Community College. She has been working with Elon Dining for 6 years, and loves bowling in her spare time!
Jay is originally from Moorefield, WV, and is starting his first year with Elon Dining! He has worked in kitchens for 25 years, and comes to Elon after being the Executive Chef at JMU University in Virginia. Jay went to Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University, and a degree in Hospitality Management from Concord University. He is also Pro Chef II Certified from The Culinary Institute of America! When he is not hard at work on our menus, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and three kids Brooke, Meredith & Braeden!
Tabeer is originally from Pakistan, but she has lived in High Point, NC for past 10 years. She is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a B.S. in Nutrition Human Dietetics and Meredith College’s dietetic internship program. She has been with Elon Dining for almost two years. Fun fact: Tabeer can speak five languages, and she enjoys traveling and doing henna art.
Hospitality Services Director
Keith is originally from Monroe, NC, and has just recently joined our team from JMU University in Virginia! He has a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management degree from the Washington DC Art Institute. Keith loves all things sports, and his favorite food to prepare is pork belly, so look for more of that on our menus!
Chef de Cuisine
Candace is originally from Buffalo, NY! She has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Almanace Community College, and is also a Elon University Alum! She has been with Elon Dining for 11 years and loves making people smile and laugh!
Chef de Cuisine
Danny is originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and has a B.A. in Geography from UNCG. He has worked with Elon Dining for 8 years, and he loves to collect kitchen knives!
Hospitality Services Manager
Cathy is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She has a Associates Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College. She has been with Elon Dining for almost a year now! Interesting fact: She was in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.
Deanna is from Tallahassee, Florida. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Florida State University, and has been with Elon Dining for almost a year. She once studied abroad in Paris, France!
Chef de Partie
Mirek is from Wroclaw, Poland, where he obtained a Szkola Gastronomiczna. He has worked with Elon Dining for 17 years, and he loves to raise chickens and quails!
Adam is from Lake Jackson, Texas. He has an Associates degree in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts from Stratford University, and has worked with Elon Dining for 4 years. He has been to 14 countries, and has celebrated New Years in a different city for 10 years!
Guest Experiences Manager
Casey is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a B.A. In English and Economics from the University of Michigan He has worked with Elon Dining for one year, and he worked as a line cook for 6 years after college!
Caroline is originally from Grand Haven, Michigan! She has a B.S. from Michigan State in Environmental Economics and Policy and Sustainable Agriculture. Fun facts: her favorite food to grow is sugar snap peas, and her favorite food to cook is homemade pasta!
Graphic Design Specialist
Elliot is originally from Durham, North Carolina. He has seven years in the Graphic Design field; highlights include a stint of freelance web design, a year and change managing a local sign shop, and over four years designing for a national grocery retailer. Likes to think he knows a little bit about everything. You’ll find him kicking back on his screen porch with a cup of strong coffee most evenings, no matter the weather.