Saunkeah takes on executive chef role


Russ Saunkeah, currently the general manager of campus food services for Sodexo Inc., will become executive chef and associate director of culinary services for UCCS. Saunkeah’s appointment became effective Nov. 1.

Saunkeah was named catering director at UCCS in 2001 and general manager in 2006. Previously, he served as executive chef for the Briarhurst Manor and in chef positions for resorts in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Broadmoor Hotel. He attended the University of Oklahoma and completed courses with Sodexo and the University of Virgin Islands.

UCCS is currently advertising for a director of food services who will lead the university’s efforts to a self-operated food service. The change to self-operated services is set for May 2014.