My name is Brittany Berry and I am a senior nutrition student at NIU. I am the Sous Chef for Golden Tine’s. My goal as a future nutritionist is to help people live longer, stronger, and healthier lives free of diet related diseases. Something interesting about me is that I work at Outback Steakhouse yet I am a vegan. I love to cook and am excited to implement fresh and local ingredients into our team's recipes.
My name is Paige Dacanay and I am the Executive Chef for Golden Tine’s. I am in my final semester here at NIU. I am a Nutrition and Dietetics student with a minor in Spanish. I played on the NIU volleyball team for 4 years where we won a MAC championship and made an appearance in the NCAA tournament so I am great at working as a team. I now work as a waitress and bartender while I finish school. I am a positive and friendly person who always has a smile on my face and who cares about helping others.
My name is Angela Brown and I am the General Manager for Golden Tine’s. I am a senior studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. My passion is people and creating an everlasting service experience. I'm hoping to one day turn that passion into something I would love doing for the rest of my life. My work background is currently banquet and catering events, and looking to further that work experience.
My name is Isaac Soriano. I am the General Manager for the Plumpkin Patch. I am a Nutrition and Dietetic major. I have a background working in food service and I like it when everyone leaves happy. My goal is that you enjoy your time with us! My team and I will do everything that is reasonably possible to make your experience great!
My name is Joanna Dec. I am the Sous Chef for the Plumpkin Patch. I am a Nutrition, Health and Wellness major and in my senior year. I love to cook, especially healthy food. My family is a very big foodie family and growing up around that, I started cooking at a young age. I love being active and I love incorporating both fitness and nutrition as they go hand in hand in my opinion. It is common for people to think healthy is bland and boring. My goal is to create a better understanding of how to incorporate healthy but also tasty food in a daily routine. My team and I hope to bring that to the mix!
My name is Danielle Broege. I am the Executive Chef for The Plumpkin Patch. I am currently majoring in Nutrition and Dietetic with a minor in Kinesiology. I have grown up in a family who loves to cook, so I have grown up cooking. I have also enjoyed being active, whether it be a sport in high school or going on a walk with my dogs. I also love to be with family and helping others. So, I combined my love of cooking, being active and healthy, and enjoyment of helping others to become a dietitian. My main goal is to help inform others to help them understand nutritional alternatives to everyday foods. I hope you can make it out and enjoy the meals our group has put together with you.
Hello! My name is Ashley Evans and I am the Executive Chef for Perfect Pear. I am a senior in the Nutrition, Health, and Wellness program here at Northern Illinois University, and hope to obtain a career in nutrition and dietetics upon graduation. I am really looking forward to being a part of Ellington’s this semester, and can’t wait to turn our seasonal ingredient of onions and pears into incredibly tasty dishes. We, as a team, hope to see you all soon!
Hello everyone, and welcome to Perfect Pear at Ellington’s! My name is Delaney Notbusch and I am the General Manager of this team. I am a senior majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics here at NIU and hope to become a Registered Dietitian in the clinical setting upon graduating and completing my dietetic internship. I very much look forward for everyone to try our unique dishes using two seasonal ingredients, onions and pears. Can’t wait to see everyone! Enjoy!
Hi! My name is Annie Brnca and I am the Sous Chef of the Northern Belle's. I am a senior at NIU majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics. During the duration of this semester I hope to gain a better grasp on both the hospitality and nutrition side of how a restaurant operates. As of right now I am unsure as of what I want to do after graduation but I know I want to stay within the lines of nutrition fitness.
Hello, my name is Caitlyn Fecht and I am the General Manager of The Northern Belles. I am senior at Northern Illinois majoring in Hospitality & Tourism Management with a minor in Marketing. I am graduating spring of 2018. After graduation I am hoping to work in the food and beverage of industry with an emphasis in working with events.
Hi everyone, my name is Jennifer Gale and I am a senior here at NIU majoring in Nutrition Health and Wellness. My passion for how food can be used in a form of medicine, healing your body has pushed me to major in Nutrition. I hope to become a specialized health and wellness coach, working mainly with people who have eating disorders and obesity problems. I am the Executive Chef at The Northern Belles and hope to see you at our healthy and great tasting eatery where we will be highlighting fresh and seasonal items like sweet bell peppers and figs.