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Food Services Director Leaves UAM

Cody Wales  
Staff Writer 


   The Aramark Director of Food Services is leaving the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Photo by Latoya Shelton
Food Services Director - Charlie Kremers worked at UAM for over three years. After a good run at the university, Kremers plans to move to Henderson State University.


   After serving for three and a half years at UAM, Charlie Kremers is moving on. Kremers has accepted a new Aramark job at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.


   Kremers started working at UAM in June 2004.  His new job had seen three directors in three years, but he stayed and became a beloved member of the UAM family over the years.


   Kremers is originally from Fort Smith, and he went to college at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. While going to school, he cooked for Hugo’s restaurant in Fayetteville where he said he got the “food bug.” After working in middle management for nine years at a truck tire company, he decided he wanted to find something more interesting. He followed the food bug and went to Culinary School at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.


    After graduating, g, Kremers cooked for a country club in Savannah Georgia, a restaurant in the River Market District in Little Rock, was the executive chef at Concordia University in Nebraska, and had a small catering business in Fort Smith. Through catering he connected with Armark Food Services and found the UAM job posted on the Internet.


    “I liked that it was a small university and that you could closely interact with a lot of people,” Kremers said.


   When Kremers started, changes were made so the Armark Cafeteria could seek catering off campus for the first time. This has turned out to be a very successful venue for Kremers and his crew.


   “The staff always rises to the occasion under challenging circumstances,” Kremers said.


   Kremers gives the credit for his success to his staff.


   “The staff grew and we became a stable team, with good cooperation and a united goal to serve the university,” Kremers said.


   Members of the campus community will hold a going-away party for Kremers Thursday, Nov. 8.


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