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College Chefs:  The best food service for fraternities & sororities.

Sales, Support & Event Planning

At College Chefs, you will have full support of our team to create a custom-tailored plan to suit your house needs and provide you with the best service in town.

Paula Bean

Paula Bean

Accounting/Bookkeeper

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Paula Bean

Paula Bean

Accounting/Bookkeeper

Born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Paula worked for a local fresh-produce company for 14 years. Starting out in customer service, Paula eventually moved into bookkeeping. Paula brings several attributes to the table for College Chefs, not just limited to her intimate knowledge of the fresh-produce industry nor her exceptional bookkeeping skills.

Erin Hadley

Erin Hadley

Accounting Clerk

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Erin Hadley

Erin Hadley

Accounting Clerk

Erin brings a passion for numbers and an extensive background in Human Resources and Accounting to her role as Accounting Clerk for College Chefs. She was born and raised in Decatur, IL just a few blocks from Millikin University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. When not at work, Erin has one son, Nolan, who keeps her busy and entertained.

Lori Nicoson, CPA

Lori Nicoson, CPA

Accountant

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Lori Nicoson, CPA

Lori Nicoson, CPA

Accountant

Lori is a native of Central Illinois and a graduate of Illinois State University. Working as an auditor for most of her career, she has experience with all aspects of the accounting process. After spending nearly 20 years in Southern California, Lori returned to Central Illinois shortly before joining the College Chefs team. When she's not enjoying her life's passion for horses, Lori loves to spend time with family and friends.

Veronica Sanchez

Veronica Sanchez

HR Coordinator

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Veronica Sanchez

Veronica Sanchez

HR Coordinator

A graduate of Illinois and originally from Chicago, Veronica assists all College Chefs staffs with everything HR-related. Extremely organized, driven, and skilled in many areas, Veronica has proven herself as an asset to College Chefs Management Team. She also has an excellent track record of recruiting and assisting College Chefs in keeping the pipeline of chef candidates billowing with qualified individuals. Once hired on, Veronica is often the first individual that new employees will meet after the thorough interview process.

Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas

Special Events Coordinator

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Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas

Special Events Coordinator

As the Special Events Coordinator at College Chefs, Heather works diligently to coordinate and help plan philanthropies and various special events with chapters around the country. She graduated from the University of Illinois and has spent a great deal of time in the hospitality industry, including several years working large events. A hometown girl, Heather loves all things Fighting Illini and is a huge fan of college basketball.

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Chef Liz Pelc

Chef Liz Pelc

Special Events Coordinator

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Chef Liz Pelc

Chef Liz Pelc

Special Events Coordinator

As a Special Events Coordinator at College Chefs, Liz coordinates and assists in planning special events and philanthropies with chapters around the country. She graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago and has spent the last 14 years of her time working in kitchens in roles from prep-cook to executive chef, in addition to several years as a Culinary Arts Instructor. Liz enjoys gardening and playing badminton in her free time.

Vytas Dailide

Vytas Dailide

Senior Account Manager

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Vytas Dailide

Vytas Dailide

Senior Account Manager

Vytas has been an Account Manager at College Chefs since February 2012. After graduating from University of Illinois with an Economics degree, he searched for the perfect sales job, working in the insurance, golf, and mortgage industries. Finally, he found a home with College Chefs. His love of travel, passion to meet new people, and instinct to know when to listen has made him a great fit. As a single digit handicap golfer, College Chefs’ only struggle with Vytas is keeping him off the golf course, as that is his 2nd greatest passion, right behind working for College Chefs.

Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson

Account Manager

Marcus Jackson

Marcus Jackson

Account Manager

Katie Marquardt

Katie Marquardt

Account Manager

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Katie Marquardt

Katie Marquardt

Account Manager

Katie has been working in all areas of the foodservice world since she was 15 -- including managing restaurants and selling food service equipment for a national vendor. With her knowledge of the Greek world from her time as an Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Illinois, College Chefs became the perfect fit for her. Not a Chef by trade and for the benefit of anyone near her, Katie has opted to leave the cooking to the professionals, and instead enjoys exploring new restaurants and cuisines.

Samantha Molina

Samantha Molina

Account Manager

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Samantha Molina

Samantha Molina

Account Manager

Samantha attended the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago and studied Advertising with a track in Account Planning. During her time in school it was then that she found a passion in business and sales. Combined with her desire and love to help others, she knew right away that she would delve right into a company culture that would appreciate this. In addition to her passion for helping others, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, and meditating.

Cody Sullivan

Cody Sullivan

Marketing Coordinator

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Cody Sullivan

Cody Sullivan

Marketing Coordinator

Cody's marketing & culinary training give him the tools to tell College Chefs' story as the company's Marketing Coordinator. Cody has a Bachelors in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and also received a culinary certificate from the Ecole Ritz Escoffier in Paris, France. He has a passion for food & business and sees College Chefs as the ideal opportunity to combine these passions. Outside of work, Cody enjoys traveling, reading, and any new experiences.