Meet Our Chefs

Schwab Executive Services

Raul Lacara
Senior Associate Director of Executive Conferences and Catering Services
Schwab Executive Dining

Raul joined R&DE Stanford Dining in 1999 as Executive Chef of Schwab Executive Dining. Since that time, Raul...

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Dining Halls

                       Nijo Joseph

Nijo Joseph
Assistant Director of Culinary Excellence

Originally from Kerala in southwestern India, Nijo recalls childhood days of cooking Indian cuisine with his mother. “The pride...

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Christina Betondo
Assistant Director of Culinary Excellence

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Erica Holland-Toll
Executive Chef
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons & Stanford Flavor Lab

Erica joined R&DE Stanford Dining in September 2015 as the Executive Chef of Schwab Executive Dining where she leads...

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David Iott

David Iott
Culinary Educator and Training Executive Chef

Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, David recalls childhood memories of eating sun-ripened produce in the summer and preserving...

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Rachelle Cary

Jason Sanchez
Executive Chef of Central Production Kitchen

Born in San Francisco and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Jason enjoyed cooking with his grandma “Licho” when he was growing up...

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Daniel Donguines
Executive Chef
Florence Moore Dining

Daniel, who graduated from Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Hollywood, CA, comes to us with over 15 years of experience...

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Joseph Guinto

Joseph Guinto
Executive Chef
Gerhard Casper Dining, Branner Dining and Athletic Meals

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Joseph “Joe” Guinto’s career has been incubated by the Bay Area’s melting pot of world...

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Anthony Gutierrez

Anthony Gutierrez
Executive Chef
Stern Dining and Cardinal Sage

Anthony was raised in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, an area renowned for its agricultural bounty. Growing up on lush...

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Devinder Kumar

Devinder Kumar
Executive Chef
Wilbur Dining and Star Ginger

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Junelle Fronda

Junelle Fronda
Executive Chef
Governor’s Corner and Peanut Sensitive Dining

As soon as Junelle learned how to fry eggs at the tender age of 6, she progressed to preparing elaborate breakfast meals for her family...

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Giselle Clements

Giselle Clements
Sous Chef 
Central Production Kitchen

Kriska Nagle
Sous Chef 
Stern Dining

Kriska, who graduated from the International Institute of Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship in Davao City, Philippines...

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Adrian Macabenta
Sous Chef
Florence Moore Dining

                       

 

Mychel Brewster
Sous Chef
Wilbur Dining

David McDowell
Sous Chef
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons