Eric Montell is the Executive Director of Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises. During his 12 years tenure at Stanford Dining, Eric has presided over new University business ventures from proposal, operational design and facility construction; and introduced dynamic new initiatives and partnerships to help maintain Stanford Dining's commitment to excellence.
Eric has lived in and traveled extensively throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East, which has given him an appreciation for diversity and a passion for cuisines from different cultures. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York, and studied hotel and restaurant management at the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining Stanford University, he worked for Sodexho Marriott as the Director of Operations at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Preceding his work in healthcare, Eric had extensive experience in opening new properties in the hotel and restaurant industry.