Get to Know Julie Elkin, Cafeteria Manager

Julie Elkin, Cafeteria Manager

Julie Elkin joined DeSales in January 2017. “My son Cole Elkin attended DeSales, and I loved it. So when the Cafeteria Manager job came open, I knew I wanted to be here.” 

Since joining DeSales, Julie has shaken the cafeteria meals up, adding the Col-Fil-A sandwich, panini bar, and baked potato bar. Take a trip to the cafeteria and you will also notice a lot more orange and signage brightening up the lunch space.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy the interaction with the students regularly. I get to feed the best boys.

What do you think has been the most positive change/impact since your time at DeSales, and why?
We have added Color to the Cafe, also a huge salad bar and Panini station. The boys love it.

What do you see DeSales doing in the future to make an impact with students and/or the community?
In my area, “The Cafe,” we want to make the student experience at lunchtime the best it can be!

Why should alumni and friends support DeSales? 
Like any Catholic institution, it is because of friends and alumni that we can survive and advance. 

What have you learned from the students? 
I have learned that we have some of the most polite and courteous guys out there. DeSales guys are awesome!

What is your proudest moment at DeSales?
I was most proud at graduation when the student body president gave his speech and mentioned the new salad and potato bar... and all the guys cheered!

What is your motto or personal mantra?
Always give 100% then you know you’ve done your best!

What is your biggest achievement to date - personal or professional?
 Marrying my best friend and raising two awesome kids that have gone down the right paths!

What would others be surprised to find out about you? 
I Love Harry Potter!

How do you spend your summer breaks? 
I spend the summer relaxing at home with my dog Darbie and my two cats Stella and Lucy.

How do you think the students will remember you and your class? 
I hope the students think back at their lunchroom days and think, “Man, those were some of the best lunches ever.”