Years at Bethel
Years Working in Food Services
Whole life: 59 years. Bob started in the restaurant business as a child, his father Emmett owned and operated a small eatery called “Carl’s Lunch,” a working class lunch spot with twenty stools. Bob learned a lot from his father and somehow returned to the business after college.
B.S. in Biology from Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin
What He Does at Bethel
Bob oversees a talented management team, over 80 Sodexo associates, and 175 energetic Bethel student employees. This team manages and runs the outstanding dining service venues here at Bethel. Bob greatly values the relationship Sodexo has with Bethel University and the students it serves. He truly enjoys getting to know the students and listening to their suggestions and requests to make their dining experience more like home.
In His Free Time
Bob is blessed with a great family. He is married to Ruth Sass Schuchardt, who has also been a part of the Bethel Dining Services team for 17 years. Together they enjoy time with their daughter Cindy and son-in-law Dennis, who reside in Jackson, Georgia. Bob and Ruth enjoy all things outdoors, from camping, kayaking and canoeing, to gardening and riding their bikes together. During the summer you can often find Bob and Ruth starting up a fire in the chiminea for some relaxing time on the deck. (If they are not by the chiminea they are on the road in their new customized teardrop trailer seeing the USA.) Bob and Ruth are also very involved with their church family, serving in a variety of ways.
Bob’s favorite food definitely has to be Italian. Growing up as part of an Italian family, Bob has many special memories from those big family feasts! Ruth is the real chef in the family. Her desserts, baked goods, and award winning cheesecake are hard to resist. Bob and Ruth also really enjoy the harvest from their garden, from fresh herbs, to tomatoes, and beans, their summers are filled with fresh veggies and great grilling.