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Michele Gendreau
 
Michele Gendreau
Director, Food and Beverage, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Cal Poly Pomona
B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management (1983)
  • Responsible for creating new menu items at the Disney theme parks and for designing packaging inspired by holidays or recent films.
  • Works to ensure the integration of standards throughout the 450 various restaurants at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
  • Worked for Spartan Shops, Inc. at San José State University as associate director and director of dining services. She supervised residential dining, catering, vending and 13 retail restaurants servicing more than 29,000 students. Served as the manager of dining services at University of Southern California.
  • A former student leader in the Rose Float program, she continues to participate in and support the program as a member of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association Rose Float Chapter.
  • An avid reader of cookbooks and food anthologies, Gendreau traces her interest in cuisine and the hospitality industry back to her years at Cal Poly Pomona.

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