Dominic Machi brings vast knowledge working in the food service industry with prior experience working with mentor Chef Paul Bermani at the world famous Michelin 4-star restaurant Doros, where he learned the famous dishes of Escoffier and continental cuisine being served in the traditional French service style manner.
He later received a B.S. Degree in Science with an emphasis in Dietetics and Food Administration from California State University, Chico. While attending CSU, Chico he would work during summers at the world gathering of the Bohemian Club at the Bohemian Grove located in West Sonoma County. At the Grove he learned high end, high volume food production supporting 2000 – 3000 meals produced daily for members. Once graduating from CSU, Chico he soon became Executive Chef with Bon Appetit Management Company in Silicon Valley leading many food service teams serving some of the most dynamic tech companies such as Silicon Graphics, Hewlett Packard and Applied Materials to name a few.
In 2000, Dominic became involved in the dot-com era and became Director of Prepared Food for the internet darling Webvan. Here he learned cook chill systems and recipe development in a manufacturing environment which proved to be the foundation for future success. In late 2001, he started working in school food service as Assistant Director of Child Nutrition for West Contra Costa Unified (Richmond, CA), then as Director of Child Nutrition at Newark Unified (Newark, CA), San Ramon Valley Unified (San Ramon, CA), and more recently at Davis Joint Unified (Davis, CA). He is now the Mount Diablo Unified School District Food Services Director.
In the last 15 years Dominic has introduced “Scratch Cooking” and locally sourced products in every district he has managed. He has not only improved food quality but has made each school district food service program financially solvent. And a contributor to school district’s general fund. Dominic believes high quality food and service can only translate a positive experience for students towards academic success.