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Pat Parmele

Pat Parmele was the driving force behind the food service department at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1985 to 2009 when she retired. While under her watch, Pat grew the business from a small food service for on-campus students and staff, to a well-respected, all-vegetarian catering service, retail bakery, and local vegetarian eatery for the community and students alike. She currently spends her time blogging about her food passion at dancinginthekitchen.wordpress.com and “Nana-sitting” her two adorable grandchildren.

Recent Articles Published by Pat Parmele


Food Service: How Much Is That Broccoli in the Window?

High expectations and a vision of success dance in the heads of every new restaurant owner. Weeks of work goes into planning menus, finding your niche, costing out the food and hiring your crew. Failure is not an option! Except it is. And a very real one. Read more »