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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2000
SENIOR COOK AT SDSM& T SELECTED TO SERVE AT SYDNEY OLYMPICS
When most of us will be sitting at home munching on potato chips and soda pop watching the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, Jerome Muldoon, Food Service Assistant Manager and Senior Cook at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, will be working at the Olympic Games serving up to 50,000 meals, three times a day to athletes, coaches, officials, and media representatives from more than 200 countries. Muldoon was selected by ARAMARK, the world- leader in managed services, as one of the 3,000 ARAMARK cooks to work at the Olympics.
ARAMARK will offer a customized " World Menu from Down Under," which will feature more than 600 international recipes representing a vast array of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Among its responsibilities, ARAMARK will develop operating plans; design menus; develop and implement appropriate food and safety guidelines; establish and maintain all necessary IT and office management systems; manage the loading dock and goods receipt process; coordinate activities with additional suppliers; and develop an environment and waste management plan. In addition, ARAMARK is assisting in the design of the kitchens and dining facilities for the Olympic and media villages.
Jerry will depart for Sydney August 25, 2000. He will fly to Los Angeles where a chartered plane will carry the ARAMARK employees to Sydney, Australia. Jerry will hold a supervisory position in Sydney with about 10 individuals under his direction. All of the cooks will be working 10- hour days, six days a week.
“ I have never been to Australia nor to an Olympic Games,” said Muldoon. “ I am very excited that I was selected to go. It is going to be just phenomenal!
“ I do not know yet exactly what my role will be over there, but I hope that I will get a mixture of cooks to work with so that I can learn things from them and learn about the different cultures,” he added. “ I would like to be able to learn new recipes and bring back new ideas to the menu at SD Tech.”
In his time off Jerry would like to visit the famous Coral Reefs, Sydney Opera House, and go on as many bus tours as he can. Before he departs for the Olympics, Jerry plans to check out books about Australia at the local library to learn more about the city where he will be spending six weeks.
When asked what event he would like to watch if he is given the opportunity, Jerry responded, “ I enjoy swimming, so any event that had to do with swimming would make me happy.”
For an opportunity to talk to Jerry about his upcoming trip to Sydney, Australia, or to learn how he was selected by ARAMARK, call the Office of University and Public Relations at 605.394.6082.
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