Campus Dining chef Giuseppe Macerata, CEC, was awarded the Presidential Leadership Award at Notre Dame's annual Service Recognition and Presidential Awards Dinner on May 22, 2017. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates and lives the principles of servant leadership: building community; orienting goals and achievements in line with the University mission; exhibiting strong stewardship of institutional resources (time, talent, financial); and developing a shared vision of institutional excellence. This award is for an individual who’s own performance is exemplary but is also an effective leader of people. Finally, nominees are expected to positively demonstrate the University’s core values (Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Leadership in Mission and Leadership in Excellence).
Giuseppe began his career at Notre Dame in 1996 as a member of Campus Dining’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program. Since then, he’s served as a lead cook at the Morris Inn, chef manager at Legends of Notre Dame, and production manager at North Dining Hall. Today, in his role as executive chef of the Center for Culinary Excellence, Giuseppe leads by example, treats the team fairly and with compassion and respect, and helps everyone succeed in their jobs. “His ability to listen and be a servant leader to his teammates garners him respect and trust which directly correlates to their success,” says Chef Donald Miller, senior executive chef for Campus Dining. “He has embodied the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission, and leadership in excellence over the past 21 years.”
Congratulations, Giuseppe, on this well deserved honor!