Mark LoParco

Although Mark LoParco is a director of dining, he’s plenty comfortable in a kitchen. The former chef of a seafood restaurant mans an omelet station once a month.

Silver Plate Awards 2014: Mark LoParco

Success and a passion for the job and their customers unite this year's Silver Plate winners

Mark LoParco has made his mark on the University of Montana’s dining services. Check that, Mark LoParco has built the University of Montana’s dining services. When the New York native arrived at the Missoula campus in 1992, foodservice operations reported to two separate departments. There was no consistency or collaboration, no standards or financial accountability.

LoParco was hired as the university’s first foodservices director and charged with bringing residential dining an

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