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At a Glance

Meet the Team


Derrick Stevens

General Manager


Derrick began his professional cooking career at the young age of thirteen in Chesterton, IN. After an early graduation, he began culinary school at Kendall College in Evanston, IL. In Evanston, he became the General Manager of the local Chipotle, and after two years of schooling he joined the opening and training team for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.

Derrick then became the Executive Chef position for a local restaurant, and then Executive Chef and Dining Services Director for two senior living communities. Recently Derrick has overseen the foodservice operations for the Whirlpool Corp. and aided in the securing of the new international partnership between Whirlpool and their foodservice provider. Over the course of his 20-year career, Derrick has secured over 25 top spots in varied cooking competitions.


Joseph Peretin

Operations Director


Joseph joins UIndy Dining Services with over 10 years’ experience in a variety of culinary and food service endeavors. Joseph comes to UIndy Dining Services with a wealth of experience in health care dining and corporate dining, and has exceptional experience in catering operations as well.

A nationally recognized and awarded Chef, Joseph recently earned second place in a national culinary competition featuring hundreds of culinarians and chefs from around the country. Joseph also has extensive experience in training and developing culinary teams across the country in prior roles.

Joseph earned his Culinary Arts and Management degree in 2005 with a passion for sugar sculpting and the other artistic sides of the culinary world. Joseph is also a talented musician and cellist, and is married with three young children.