Executive Chef Now Preparing Food for a Higher Purpose
By Andrea Garcia
SoFit Magazine, January 8, 2013
The cafeteria scene at Touro University California on Mare Island – a nonprofit institution of higher education under Jewish auspices – is busy with graduate students and staff, most looking to order the day’s special or perhaps, a soup-du-jour. A lively buzz spills from the spacious lounge area, once home to the Navy’s Officer’s Club, as students engage in conversation.
According to executive chef Dede Weadock, Touro’s all-kosher cuisine offers a menu influenced by her past. That is, a dash of vegetarian, a scoop of nutrition, and a sprinkle of Rock ‘n Roll.
For the past 12 years, and before arriving at Touro, this Texas native was chef for some of the most popular Rock singers of our time – Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Rush, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys – and toured with them for months during their road shows.
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