Campus / News / July 28, 2015

Knox selects Dining Services management

Knox has selected Bon Appétit Management Company to run campus dining and catering services for the 2015-2016 academic year, Vice President for Finance Tom Axtell announced in an email Monday.

Axtell informed the campus in April that Director of Dining Services Helmut Mayer would be retiring on Aug. 31, 2015 and that the college was searching for new management.

Two individuals from Bon Appétit will be on Knox’s campus in the fall. Kecia Tatman will serve as the Interim General Manager. Tatman previously worked at Wabash College as the Catering Operations Manager for over a decade, according to Axtell.

Jason Crouch will work as the Executive Chef. He is coming to Knox from DePauw University, where he has worked as Chef Manager.

Axtell highlighted several of Bon Appétit’s policies that focus on sustainability, including practices pertaining to local purchasing of ingredients, sustainable seafood and the overuse of antibiotics.

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Rachel Landman
Rachel Landman graduated in 2017, majoring in creative writing and double mimnoring in journalism and environmental studies. She was editor-in-chief of TKS her senior year and worked for TKS for a four years as a News Editor her sophomore and junior years and as a volunteer writer as a freshman. Rachel is the recipient of two first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association in 2015 for investigative reporting and news story. She also won second place awards in 2016 for news story and sports feature story. She saw her staff win general excellence for 2016. In addition to The Knox Student, her work has been published in the Galesburg Register-Mail and Catch Magazine. She studied abroad in London during Winter and Spring Term of her junior year. Twitter: @rachellandman_

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