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Joseph PinaCampus Executive ChefSodexo

Joseph Pina: Joe Pina, Campus Executive Chef at Bridgewater State University, has pursued excellence in the Culinary field for over 20 years. Serving many of those 20+ years with the Sodexo team, he strives to make everyday a better day for his kitchens and his guests. In his work as Campus Executive Chef, he has also developed as a Culinary Foundations Trainer. Prior to his arrival at Bridgewater State, Chef Joe served as an Executive Culinary & Marketing Chef in Sodexo Corporate Services and Marriott Hotels. Chef Joe works diligently on outfitting his menus with the latest culinary trends, training his team with current service techniques, and prioritizing quality and freshness in his cuisine. Chef Joe’s mission at BSU is to keep culinary ideas fresh, inviting, and exciting to his clients. Never satisfied with the status quo, he works with the goal of inspiring his guests to embark on a new and authentic cuisine adventure. He believes that we must teach both our culinary leaders and our customers the art of cuisine and how to “carry the torch” to promote true authenticity of and respect towards diverse global culinary cultures. When not in the Kitchen, Chef Joe enjoys bowling, whiffle ball and some good old-fashioned relaxation. He is a dedicated pizza fanatic who enjoys scouting out every pizza place he can find!