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Jay Rekedal

General Manager

BC 351 | j-rekedal@bethel.edu


Years at Bethel

Since February 2023

Years Working in Food Service

Jay has worked in a variety of areas of Food Services from resorts and hotels to restaurants and colleges for over 35 years. He has spent the past 20 years of his career in colleges and universities.


Culinary School in Willmar, MN

What He Does at Bethel

He oversees a talented management team, over 80 Sodexo associates, and 100 energetic Bethel student employees. He continues to make sure we have an outstanding dining program on campus by emowering all of the members of our team to provide a great experience for our customers and client.

In His Free Time

He likes to spend time outdoors, fishing, hiking and sight seeing. Jay also enjoys time with his family, especially his four sons.

His Favorite Things

His passion is food, learning, educating, and teaching. He finds enjoyment from sharing great food with others.