Meet Bon Appetit's new general manager

Contact: Samantha S Bruce

Welcome new Bon Appetit General Manager, Eric Thomas.

Eric's journey in the restaurant business began at the age of 14 when he was hired as a dishwasher at the local pizza parlor near his childhood home in Michigan, quickly moving up to pizza maker and closing the business alone by the age of 16. His management career began in 2007 in Santa Barbara, California where he managed several restaurants and became a muit-unit GM.

In 2012, Eric moved to his wife's home state of Oregon. Eric places a high value on sanitation standards in restaurants which led him to found a start-up aimed at improving sanitation in restaurant kitchens and medical environments.

Eric joined the Bon Appetit team in January of 2018 as the Director of Operations at Lewis & Clark College. He is excited to join the community at Willamette and further Bon Appetit's mission to serve healthy, locally sourced food to all who dine on campus.

Eric lives with his wife, daughter and dog. In addition to being a huge fan of Detroit sports teams, he enjoys fishing and cooking in his spare time.

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