Nadeem Siddiqui has been named manager of dining services at Washington University in St. Louis. He will oversee the dining program managed by Bon Appetit Management Co. along with the planned renovations and construction of dining facilities on campus.
Siddiqui most recently worked as executive director of dining services at Texas A&M University in College Station, where he coordinated services for 41 campus facilities that served 33,000 meals each day. At Texas A&M, Siddiqui introduced kosher and halal foods on campus and spearheaded converting leftover cooking oil into biofuel to power dining services delivery trucks. He also instituted a farmer's market, which sold fresh, locally grown produce at campus locations.
Before joining Texas A&M, Siddiqui held leadership positions in dining services at Stanford University, Cornell University, the University of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin campuses in Madison and Platteville, Grinnell College, St. Lawrence University, Marian College and Concordia College.
One of Siddiqui's first actions in his new position was the creation of a Dining Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, to discuss how facilities and menus can best meet the needs of the campus community.