Spring 2014 Management Teams

Delizioso Italian Cuisine

Tuesday, March 4 & April 7

Delizioso Italian Cuisine

Laura Stangel, Staci Ramos, Jessica Hing, Kim Jurinak, Alex DeForest


Alex DeForest
General Manager

Hello, my name is James “Alex” DeForest. I am the general manager of Delizioso Italian Cuisine. My passion in life is food and music. I look forward to serving you at Ellington’s!

Laura Stangel
Executive Chef

Hi!  My name is Laura Stangel. I am nutrition major here at Northern Illinois University. I plan to graduate in May of 2015 and hope to minor in kinesiology. My goal is to become a registered dietitian. Here, at Delizioso Italian Cuisine at Ellington’s I am the executive chef and I will be preparing the menu for today. We have selected a variety of flavors and colors throughout the whole menu. I really enjoy creating this Italian menu for our guests to enjoy. Buon appetite! (Delicious appetite) 

Staci Ramos
Sous Chef

Hello! My name is Staci Ramos. I am the sous chef at Delizioso Italian Cuisine. I am a junior here at Northern Illinois University. I currently am majoring in nutrition/dietetics with a minor in family/child studies. I will be graduating in May of 2015. After graduation, I plan on applying for a dietetic internship, becoming a Registered Dietitian, and attending graduate school.

Kimberly Jurinak
Marketing Manager

Hi! My name is Kimberly Jurinak. I am the marketing manager at Delizioso Italian Cuisine at Ellington’s. I am a junior in the Northern Illinois University Nutrition and Dietetics program, planning to graduate in May of 2015. My goal is to help children and young adults better their diet and exercise lifestyles at a hospital. I am very excited to serve the menu my group and I have prepared and hope everyone enjoys it!

Jessica Hing
Dining Room Manager

Hello! My name is Jessica Hing.  I am a senior majoring in Hospitality Administration with a minor in Southeast Asian studies.  I am graduating this May, with hopes of becoming a front desk manager at a respectable hotel in downtown Chicago.  I am the dining room manager at Delizioso Italian Cuisine at Ellington’s, where my team and I have prepared unique dishes with everyone’s favorite Italian foods in mind!