Staff - Memorial Student Center


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Justin Krahn

Unit Manager -  Memorial Student Center Dining

UW Stout Employee since December 2009

Memorial Student Center, Room 224C


phone: (715) 232-1094


Oversee year round retail foodservice and catering services for the campus and local community

  • Operations include: restaurants, convenience store, express locations, food court and full service catering, on or off campus
  • Supervise production and service to ensure high quality food and service in all areas
  • With the Catering Manager & Executive Chef, hire train and manage the eight full-time and 170+ student staff, ensuring their work meets or exceeds customer expectations


Rod McRae

Catering Manager - University Dining

UW Stout Employee since April 1991

Memorial Student Center, Room 224A


phone: (715) 232-3463


Coordinate, supervise and oversee all catered events

  • Hire, schedule, train and supervise full-time, student management and student foodservice workers used to provide catering services
  • Meet with catering clientele and campus staff to assure successful event planning
  • Develop and administer catering policy, procedure, and menus


David Leach

Executive Chef - Memorial Student Center Dining

UW Stout Employee since April 2001

Memorial Student Center, Room 224B


phone: (715) 232-2480


Supervise food production for retail operations in and serviced out of the Memorial Student Center

  • Supervise food production for catered functions, on and off campus
  • Menu and recipe development
  • Inventory, cost controls and purchasing for food, paper, and foodservice sanitation chemicals
  • Monitor and enforce safe food practices
  • Hire, schedule, train, full time staff, student production assistants and student foodservice workers for production areas


Kathleen Brown

Administrative Coordinator and Catering Assistant

UW Stout Employee Since November 2012

Memorial Student Center, Room 224


phone: (715) 232-2467


Coordinate all office functions in the Memorial Student Center Dining Office

  • Receive and enter catering orders into systems
  • Invoice all engagers for catering and services received
  • Coordinate and oversee all payroll functions in Student Center Dining
  • Enter Purchase Orders for Dining Service
  • Perform marketing and sales functions for Student Center Dining
  • Reception, clerical and data entry duties