Meet Our Team


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  • James Gubata
    General Manager

    Born & raised in Providence RI and I’m currently living in Tiverton, RI. I graduated Johnson and Wales University with a culinary and business degree and continued to work as a Chef for the Ritz Carlton. Now with Bon Appétit, I have the best job in the world! I truly love to cook and enjoy outdoor sports.

    (401) 254-3399 James.Gubata@cafebonappetit.com


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  • Stephanie Keith
    Controller and Marketing Manager

    Growing up in a close Italian family, food has always been a centerpiece of my life. I’ve found a home with Bon Appétit that has allowed me and our remarkable RWU team to share our love for real food with our community.

    Stephanie.Keith@cafebonappetit.com


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  • Joshua Hennessy
    Café Manager

    I truly enjoy eliminating the “lunch lady” caricature by redefining our relationships with both students and clients alike. It brings me great pride when I can (or have) add something to their educational/life experience.

    (401) 254-5372 jhennessy@rwu.edu


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  • Nicole Tocco Cardwell
    Manager, Strategic Initiatives

    Need help with a sustainability related initiative or want to know more about Bon Appétit’s national commitments to sourcing and operating as sustainably as possible? Contact Nicole, the manager of Bon Appétit’s Fellows Program. Read more about Nicole and her interest in food issues here!

    Nicole.Cardwell@bamco.com