Cornell Dining welcomes new director

Dustin Cutler, his wife Marissa and their daughter Olivia are looking forward to living in the local area.

Dustin Cutler, Aramark Corporation resident district manager for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been appointed the new director of Cornell Dining, announced Pat Wynn, executive director of Campus Life Enterprise Services, last week. A central New York native, Cutler will begin his position at Cornell Jan. 30.

The incoming director has held various roles with the Aramark Corporation. Cutler began his career with Aramark by managing operations for the Olympic Village in Athens in 2004, and built on that role as senior operations manager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008. These opportunities allowed him to gain food and beverage service experience while appreciating the things he admires most: great food, sports and serving others.

In addition to his experiences at Aramark, Mr. Cutler has managed various aspects of food and beverage operations at Major League Baseball's Turner Field, New Orleans Convention Center and Emerald Coast Convention Center, GlaxoSmithKline and Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Dustin earned his B.S. in hotel and restaurant management at Niagara University,

"Dustin wasn't interested in a new university dining director position, until he heard the phone call was about a job at Cornell," said Wynn. "We are thrilled to have him on board, and are very proud to welcome him back home to the Finger Lakes region."

Cutler, his wife Marissa and their daughter Olivia are looking forward to living in the local area, cooking, boating, playing sports and taking in the occasional winery tour.