Eric Montell '89

Eric Montell

Eric Montell,’89, is the executive director of Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) at Stanford University. Eric’s 16-year tenure reflects a steady progression of increasing responsibilities including residential, retail, catering, concessions and executive dining. Eric has presided over new University business ventures from proposal, operational design and facility construction, and introduced dynamic new initiatives and partnerships to help maintain R&DE’s commitment to excellence. He currently leads the residential dining program feeding 4,000 undergrad and 5,000 graduate students, which supports residential education in the dining halls, an executive dining program for the Graduate School of Business, Training Table for the student athletes, and an extensive summer conference dining program.

Eric has lived in and traveled extensively throughout North America, Asia, and the Middle East, which has given him an appreciation for diversity and a passion for cuisines from different cultures. He graduated from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York, and studied hotel and restaurant management at the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining Stanford University, he worked for Marriott Management Services as the Director of Operations at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Preceding his work in healthcare, Eric had extensive experience in opening new properties in the hotel and restaurant industry. (Palo Alto, CA)