Your Dining Team
Get to know the team behind Dining Programs.
Director of Dining Programs
Bill Connor joined Johns Hopkins University in April of 2013 as the Director of Dining Programs, responsible for oversight of the dining program for the Johns Hopkins community.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Bill worked almost five years with Dining Services at his alma mater, Shippensburg University, in multiple capacities, including catering, retail, and residential dining.
He enjoys interacting with students and sharing a great meal and conversation. You can frequently find him in the dining halls asking students questions about the food and dining in general.
Please contact Bill with any questions or feedback as the dining program is designed to meet the needs of the student community and can only improve with feedback and suggestions. Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Dining Programs
Ian joined Dining Programs in January 2017. He earned his B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Pennsylvania State University. Ian has managerial experience in both the healthcare and private club industries in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Ian is excited to be a member of the Dining Programs team and looks forward to being apart of the growth at Johns Hopkins University. Ian can be reached at email@example.com
Dining Programs Coordinator
Stephanie has been at Johns Hopkins University since August 2011 as the Dining Coordinator responsible for coordinating and working with students, staff and dining contractors with information and administrative processes for the dining program.
Her background includes working in Student Activities and Dining during her undergraduate studies at Stevenson University. She received her Masters in Higher Education with a secondary concentration in Student Affairs and Development from Drexel University in June 2015.
She loves working with students, helping them with their dining needs and questions as well as being able to, with the best of her ability, assist students, their families, staff and guests.
Some of her favorite parts of her job include assisting students on student lead and interactive events and campus programming where she can express her interest and background skills in student activities and involvement.
Resident District Manager for Bon Appetit
Campus Executive Chef for Bon Appetit
Philippe Chin, Master Chef of France recently joined the Hopkins Dining Team back in the spring semester. Prior to coming back to the east coast, Philippe worked in Hawaii for several years as the Director of Operations for Sugar Cane Maui. Philippe has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Part of that tenure came from hotels, bars, restaurants, catering and entertainment complexes. Philippe received the distinguished James Beard and Maîtres’ Cuisiniers de France awards. Philippe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing Manager for Bon Appetit
Jeff Vigilante joined the Hopkins Dining team in September 2014 as the Marketing Manager for the campus. Jeff is charged with the development, strategy and execution of the on campus marketing programs. Jeff’s tenure in the hospitality industry has included positions with Marriott International, the Hershey Company, Walt Disney World, ARAMARK and Sodexo USA. Prior to joining Community Living, Jeff worked in contract services marketing and operations for multiple divisions including healthcare, senior living, corporate dining and higher education. In Jeff’s free time, he spends it camping, fishing, traveling and being on the Chesapeake with his wife and two teenagers. Jeff can be reached at email@example.com.
Executive Sous Chef for Fresh Food Cafe
David Friendlich joined the Hopkins Dining Team in May 2013. Overall, David has worked in the hospitality industry for over 24 years after receiving his degree in Culinary Arts. Prior to joining the JHU community, David worked for the Country Restaurant Group. He also worked at the Fairmont Hotel and Crescent Brew House in New Orleans. In David’s free time, he enjoys working outside in his garden, playing sports with his son and cooking for his wife.
Chef Manager for Nolan’s on 33rd
John Miles joined the Hopkins Dining Team in late 2013 but is no stranger to the JHU community. Prior to coming on board, John worked at the Hopkins Club for seven years. John has taken his passion for food and life and combined it into one. As a personal chef over the years, John often helped couples understand the love and romance in cooking. He has also shared that passion with the youth by holding cooking classes. What you may not know about Chef John is that he is an ordained Deacon and the president of Men’s Ministry in Kingdom Worship Center. When John is not working, he is spending all of his time with his beautiful wife, five children and six grandchildren.
Chef Manger for Levering Kitchens
Thomas D’Amico joined the Hopkins Dining team in spring 2013 at Charles Street Market and eventually moved to his current position at Levering Hall overseeing Levering Kitchens and Levering Café, featuring Threads Coffee. Prior to joining Hopkins Dining, Tom worked at Whole Foods for seven years as the Prepared Foods Manager. Tom has a pure passion for food and family. Tom has worked in several well-known restaurants inclding Balducci’s, Orchard Inn and Neal’s Steak & Oyster House. He spends all his free time making his wife happy and of course taking a nap every now and then.