Meet Our Team

  • Karen Landry
    Director of Catering

    One of my earliest childhood memories was picking fresh fruit and vegetables from my grandmother’s garden in a small Bavarian village in Germany. Both my grandmother and my mother believed in farm to table food preparation and using the freshest local products they could find. I was lucky enough to have learned to prepare food with fresh ingredients from an early age.

    I cultivated a love of food and wine as well as a knack for planning parties. I went on to college and earned a degree in Hotel and Food Management and also a Business Degree. This past year, I had the chance to receive my culinary certificate while attending an intensive one year program that was certified by the American Culinary Federation.

    I have brought all these experiences together to plan events and offer wonderful food with a warm and inviting ambience for all my clients. I look forward to joining the Bon Appétit team and providing superior service and hospitality to the Colby campus and the local community.

    (207) 859-5467
  • Lydia Kumpa
    Executive Catering Chef

    From the age of two, kitchens were my secret passion until I finally delved into the professional world of food on the boardwalk in Ocean City making caramel popcorn.

    After receiving a dual degree in Baking & Pastry, and Professional Cooking from the Baltimore International Culinary Arts Institute, I honed my culinary skills working in Fine Dining Restaurants, Casual Eateries and Catering Companies.

    I found the best mix of those worlds and an environment which allows me to continue to grow, learn and change with the culinary trends in Bon Appétit Management Company. I have had the pleasure of working with Bon Appétit for twelve years, in locations up and down the east coast, in a variety of positions.

    (207) 859-5466

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  • Nicole Tocco Cardwell
    Manager, Strategic Initiatives

    Need help with a sustainability related initiative or want to know more about Bon Appétit’s national commitments to sourcing and operating as sustainably as possible? Contact Nicole, the manager of Bon Appétit’s Fellows Program. Read more about Nicole and her interest in food issues here!