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UNT Dining Services

Welcome Center, Room #237 ۰ 1417 Maple Street ۰ Denton, TX 76201

Mailing Address: 1155 Union Circle #305068 ۰ Denton, TX 76203-5017


Working at Champs, not only did I learn how to make pizzas and bread chicken, I also learned how to manage my time. It helped me to become more patient. After a year of working at Champs, I am proud to say that I have made a family with my coworkers. When my coworkers and I are working, we make jokes and laugh—memories that I will forever cherish. My favorite part of the day is making the customer smile and laugh with us.”

— Aubri Cruse, Theatre

My time at UNT Dining has been a very rewarding experience. I have the pleasure of working with an amazing staff; we all look out for each other. I have learned valuable skills while working at UNT Dining. The most important one, teamwork. I have to balance my work life and my academic life, and thanks to the incredible management staff at UNT West Dining Hall, I am able to do that. I wouldn't think on working anywhere else at UNT.

— Diego, Biomedical Engineering

“Working for UNT Dining Services has been a rewarding experience as it has helped me develop a stronger work ethic and better character. Each day provides a new task to learn or to improve upon. I have formed friendships with both coworkers and patrons as we all work together as a team. Additionally, management is always willing to work with a college student's complicated schedule and understands school must come first.”

— Erin, Advertising

Peter Balabuch

Executive Director, Dining Services

Derrick Cripps

Sr. Director, Operations

Communications, Sales & Marketing

Kerri Sallusti

Director of Communications and Guest Experience

Media Liason

Bryant Canzoneri

Creative Director

Kaitlyn Mullan

Lead Graphic Designer


Jessica Matsumori

Test Position


Suzan Cruz

Senior Program Project Coordinator, FoodPro; Meal Plan Administrator

Estella Ramble

Administrative Coordinator

Our Chefs

Matthew Ward

Executive Chef, Residential Dining

Benito Gavirio

Executive Chef, Verde Catering and Union Kitchen

Bill Hunter, CEPC®, CMB

Executive Pastry Chef, Clark Bakery

Pierre Thilliez

Patisserie Chef de Cuisine

Dining Halls

Sarah Kettelhut

Interim Director, Residential Dining


Brennon Turner

Asst. Director, General Manager


Sarah Kettelhut

Asst. Director, Chef General Manager

Eagle Landing

Rodrigo Blanquet Suarez

Asst. Director, Chef General Manager

Kitchen West

Brennon Turner

Asst. Director, General Manager

Mean Greens Café
& Mean Green Acres Hydroponic Farm

Cris Williams

Asst. Director, Chef General Manager