About Campus Dining, Inc.

A Small Business Enterprise – Campus Dining, Inc. is a small business enterprise with a national client base. Our goal is to be the background music to your success. Campus Dining, Inc. began as a division of Corporate Dining, Inc. in 1992 and incorporated in 2003 in order to develop and expand the research activities of FoodMark® in college and university dining services throughout the United States.

We regularly work with self-operated and contracted dining operations in both public and private colleges and universities.

The advantages we bring to your project are:

  • An Intense Commitment to the Process of Continuous Improvement – We believe in creating a Best Value Solution for your dining services operation that will function as a progressive foundation for many years to come.
  • Experience in the Field – Campus Dining, Inc.’s Project Managers are all former dining services operators with a minimum of eighteen years of hands-on experience with all aspects of Dining Services operations, including utility, back-of-the-house, up and through unit and regional management. Having worked “in the trenches,” we have the skills to easily communicate with your staff and verify site conditions, operating statements, and subsidy.
  • We Conduct External, Original Research to Support our Clients and Projects – Using our proprietary, nationally recognized FoodMark® program, we support our clients and projects by conducting original research to gather best practices in today’s dining services.

Our People

Campus Dining, Inc. and Corporate Dining, Inc. are sister companies in the onsite dining industry. We share talent, tools, processes, and systems in order to provide you maximum value at minimum cost.

Stuart Hurst

Team Lead

A 30-year veteran of the dining service industry, Stuart is a culinarian with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management. He has extensive achievements in business operations, multi-unit management, contractor environments, and continuous improvement. He works with clients such as the PASSHE System (13) Universities, Gonzaga University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Idaho, Hanover College, Franklin College, University of Redlands and Lamar University.

Virginia Dunleavy

Field Associate

Ginnie is currently the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is the former Director of Dining and Retail Services at RISD and the Associated Director of Dining at Brown University. She joins the Campus Dining, Inc. team as a subcontractor with special expertise in maximizing service offerings, revenue, innovation and efficiency in dining. She has worked with clients such as John Carroll University and College of the Holy Cross.

In 2019 she joined the Campus Dining, Inc. team as a with special expertise in master planning, maximizing service offerings, revenue, innovation, leadership development, and efficiency in dining. Ginnie is a long-term member of NACUFS and NACAS. She participates with the Rhode Island Women in Higher Education, the RISD Student Mentor Program and Women Ending Hunger.

Darin Schluep

Field Associate

Darin started his hospitality career after graduating from the University of California – Davis in 2006. He is currently the Director of Associated Students Dining Services at the University of California Davis COHO. He oversees the unique student-driven $7MM service portfolio comprised of large volume multi-platform retail operations.

As a long-term member of NACUFS he was the Regional Director of the Pacific Region. He received President’s Award, NACUFS Pacific Region, 2011 awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions and a high degree of professionalism in the college and university food service community.

Darin brings a special skill in onsite dining operations and student led dining programs. For Campus Dining, Inc. he is developing and will facilitate the FoodMark program in the Western Region of the United States. His project work includes the University of Utah, Gonzaga University, and the University of Arizona.

Sara Sustarsic

Project Associate

Sara joined the Campus Dining, Inc. team in 2017 after 13 years in hospitality services with Disney in Orlando, Florida. As an associate, Sara is involved in project support, field student intercept surveys, and coordinating workshops for Campus Dining, Inc. She has worked on projects with the University of Utah, Hanover College, Lamar University, Bellarmine University, University of Notre Dame, and the College of the Holy Cross.

Thomas D. Newcomb

President, Campus Dining, Inc.

Tom is a past on-site dining operator and leader of the company for over thirty years. He was one of the first pioneers of the discipline of benchmarking & the process of continuous improvement. He speaks nationally and internationally on the discipline of benckmarking and the process of continuous improvement. He is the creator of FoodMark®, FoodExcel, FoodWrite, and FoodSkills. He has worked with over 120 colleges and universities in project work. He has spoken on the discipline of benchmarking at NACAS, NACUFS, IFMA, SHFM, and AHF. Tom has also received the SHFM Leadership Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chuck Faulkinberry

CASP, IBQMI, Project Manager

Chuck is the former Director of Auxiliary Services for Gonzaga University. He has worked with Campus Dining, Inc., since 2016. As a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Business, Hospitality Administration, he grew through the Marriott and Sodexo organizations to a leadership position as a District Manager and Regional Director of Operations. He has worked with such clients are Bellarmine University, Westmont College, Lamar University, University of Idaho, and Grove City College.

Matthew Biette

Field Associate

Matthew holds a degree in Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire and also attended Johnson and Wales College studying Culinary Arts. Most recently, he was Director of Dining Services of the nationally recognized program at Middlebury College. He is helping people to instill sustainable integrity in their operations. He currently works on-site in colleges and universities and corporations across the country for Campus Dining, Inc.

Ron Papajcik

System Administrator

Ron is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Weatherhead School of Management. After starting as a co-op student employee at a Cleveland manufacturing company, he then hired on and started their Information Systems Department. There, he managed their entire software, hardware and networking resources until recently.

Ron joined Corporate Dining, Inc. and Campus Dining, Inc. in 2013 as the AHF Benchmarking Express™ System Administrator. Ron is responsible for maintaining the benchmarking website, enrolling members, generating the monthly and quarterly reports and answering member questions regarding benchmarking how-to’s. His practical experience as a user group member, as a former President of an international software user group and as an Information Systems Manager, allows him to bring a range of perspectives to help AHF members benefit from their investment in benchmarking.

Hannah Montes

Business Intelligence

Hannah has been with the company since 2014. As the CSS Administrator, she is responsible for all components of FoodMark®, FoodWrite, and FoodSkills, which incorporate data gathering from 390 colleges and universities and original research. Currently some of the higher education institutions she serves are Case Western Reserve University, SUNY Geneseo, MIT, University of Georgia, the University of Alabama, University of Notre Dame, University of Utah, University of Arizona, Columbia University, Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, University of Maryland, UC Merced, UC Davis, and Boston College.

Jim Dabrowski

Project Manager

Jim is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and holds a B.A. in Business Management from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. After several years as a Chef, he focused his career towards management, joining the Marriott Corporation in the Corporate Services division.

Jim worked in the Midwest as General Manager of Corporate Accounts, with clients including Ashland Oil, Inc. in Ashland KY, NCR Technical Training Center, Dayton, OH, and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. He also directed a self-operated food service program at Westfield Group in Westfield Center, OH.

Jim developed his interest in College and University Dining as General Manager of the Kent State University Stark Campus Conference Center. He currently serves as the Director of Event Services and Campus Dining at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH. Jim is a FoodMark® Champion with Campus Dining, Inc., working with the PASSHE Universities.

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