Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Dan Detora

Dan Detora, who joins the College
as director of dining services, is happy to see his customers up and walking. After
10 years with Sodexho, all in managing hospital food services, it “makes a
big difference to see them roaming around,” he quips.

At Union,
the challenges are different and there is more volume, he says. Among his
priorities are working with two new 15-member focus groups of students – from West College and Upperclass – to find out how Dining Services can best serve the College.

“We are interested to see how
we're doing and to hear the kinds of things they would like us to do
differently,” he said. “From lines [at mealtimes] to menu items …whatever they
want to talk about.”

Detora is about to start
preliminary planning for the College's newest dining facility, in the former
Ramada Inn.

A native of North
Andover, Mass., he earned a
bachelor's in management from Roger Williams
University. Before joining Union,
he was responsible for directing a number of hospital food services, most
recently as general manager of food service at Charlton
Memorial Hospital
in Fall River, Mass.