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

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