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About the Chefs

 

Executive Chef, Shane Lynch


Executive Chef, Shane Lynch


Prior to joining FAU Dining Services and Chartwells Higher Education in August 2015, your Campus Executive Chef, Shane Lynch, 
was a traveling Executive Chef for TouchPoint specializing in new business strategies for nearly two years. He currently holds nearly twenty years of experience with quite a diverse background. Before joining Compass Group, Shane owned a restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia named, "Nouvelle," known for its fine dining of French and Japanese cuisine. Prior to living in Indonesia, Shane was a Lead Chef at "Quay Restaurant" in Sydney, Australia (which is currently ranked within the top fifty restaurants worldwide). Chef Lynch also holds experience as a Private Estate Chef throughout both Australia and New Zealand. Prior to leaving the United States, Shane was the Campus Executive Chef for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

 

Shane studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He earned his A.O.S. in Culinary Arts and B.P.S. in Hospitality Management.  His favorite dish to create is his Javanese Sea Bass with Wakame White Onions & Dashi Pearls. Aside from traveling during his personal time, Shane enjoys participating in active sports including surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, and mountain biking.

 

 

 

 

Executive Catering Chef, Todd Billeci


Executive Catering Chef, Todd Billeci


A native of Pompton Plains, NJ, Todd Billeci graduated from the
Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1996. His culinary experience began during childhood while working with his grandfather, a butcher from Italy who not only taught him to cook but also to make his own sausage (which Todd still makes every Christmas). Soon after graduating, Todd became executive sous chef at the prestigious Boca Raton Resort. He later returned to New Jersey for five years during which he opened his successful catering company, Plains Pantry . The sunshine state was home again when he took the Fine Dining Chef position at the Woodfield Country Club . Subsequently he became the Purchasing Manager at Broken Sound Country Club before joining FAU Catering Services in 2009. After a two year return to the country club industry, Billeci  recently rejoined FAU Catering Services in late 2014.

  
With a passion for food and a love of entertaining, Todd Billeci brings quantity and a quality dining experience to FAU Catering Services. He is an avid fan of Charlie Trotter who he refers to as “the perfectionist”. Todd, like Trotter believes that “the taste of free-range and organic products is so much better than the alternative. It is also good to know that you are eating unadulterated food and supporting farmers and growers who are directly connected with the land.”  Todd is a member of the American Culinary Federation. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his daughter, Alexis.

 

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