Elijah has worked at Stanford since September 2007. He started working for the Stanford Eating Clubs and eventually moved to cooking at Narnia House. He has been an executive chef since 2014. Working alongside Nick Peters and Residential Education, Elijah has helped streamline and manage many kitchens across The Row. He instituted long standing traditions in the Narnia kitchen including Bagel Friday lunches, Friday Night Barbeques, The Best Mode Bagel Challenge, Oktoberfest, Spring Quarter Pig Roast, and Surprise Breakfasts.
Casey has been cooking professionally since 2002, and at Stanford since 2005. She graduated from the California Culinary Academy and began her career in fine dining. She eventually moved to Stanford where she is able to experience a great balance between cooking and interacting with students. In 2015, she graduated with a degree in nutrition.
Chef Matt began his culinary journey as a waiter and bartender before being classically trained. With a philosophy to learn by doing, Matt moved into the kitchen and honed his skills in restaurants ranging from small boutique hotels to a large ski resort. While studying Anthropology at Hawaii Pacific University, Matt soaked up culture with every bite. When he's not in the kitchen, Matt enjoys gardening, skiing, cycling, hiking, and photography. Matt believes the best meal is one you grow or gather yourself and share with friends and family.
Nick has been working in (an in support of) student management in varying capacities since 1991. As a Stanford undergrad, Nick worked as a kitchen manager for two years and a financial manager for one year as well as working as a student office admin for Residential Education. He received his B.A. in Economics at Stanford in 1994, his Brewing Certification from the American Brewer's Guild in 1995, and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2005. Beyond SOS's role in maintaining the fun and fine traditions arising from student management, Nick is particularly proud of SOS's veteran staff and roles they have played in countless student lives.
Our mission is to be an integral part of Stanford University's program for fostering learning within and without the classroom. We share the essential conviction of Residential Education -- that living and learning should be integrated, nor separate; that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support in student residences is essential to a Stanford education.
Stanford's Office of Residential Education and Student Organized Services, Inc. provide a hands-on management leadership opportunity to serve the Stanford community. Students learn management skills within a framework that allows them to experiment with new programmatic and business ideas, adapt to changing customer needs, and to quickly implement changes as necessary.
We also serve some darn good food!