April 24, 2020
They say not all heroes wear capes—well, at Yale University, some of them wear chef coats.
Nicole White, First Cook at Trumbull Dining, and Craig Staffey, CSC Garde Manger, are just two of Hospitality’s many staff members who have demonstrated unparalleled commitment, leadership, and poise during this unprecedented time.
Craig Staffey has been a true Hospitality hero for our campus. With just a small window to plan, he collaborated with the Culinary Support Center Management team to develop and build out a to-go program that supports six different locations, seven days a week. In a matter of days, he flipped the switch from preparing platters and meals for Catering guests to building to-go breakfast and lunch meals for approximately 300 guests per day.
Craig arrives at the CSC at 4:00 a.m., rolls up his sleeves, and gets to work serving undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and first responders. His commitment to our campus community makes him a true Hospitality hero.