Jacqueline Baldwin, Certified Executive Chef for Sodexo Campus Services at Rensselaer, has over eighteen years of experience in the food service industry. She began her career with Hilton Hotels in 1983 and has since held positions in both the private and corporate sector. Her responsibilities have been divided equally between front and back of the house operations. She has served as Sous-chef, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Dining Room Manager, Food Service Manager and Food and Beverage Director.
Jackie has received numerous awards and honors. Among them are the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Liz Krauss award (2013) Golub Corporation’s Food Service Manager of the Year (1999), ACF Capital District Chef of the Year (1999) and the ACF Capital District Culinarian of the Year (1998). Her volunteer service, to which she is passionately committed, has benefited numerous community organizations, including The Regional Food Bank of Upstate New York, The Aids Council of Northeastern New York, The Farano Center for Children, The Albany Symphony Orchestra and Proctor’s Theatre. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at schools in the Capital Region, promoting the food service profession and teaching young people the basic principles of cooking.