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Meet the Manager - Liz Nepute

by Pepperdine Dining

Posted on January 30, 2022

Meet our Retail Manager Liz Nepute

Elizabeth Nepute has been with Pepperdine Dining Services for almost 11 years! She currently serves as our Director of Operations, but she truly is our "jack of all trades." On a daily basis, Liz's central focus is "to ensure a smooth experience for our guests." Her professional umbrella covers all dining services on campus, but on a daily basis you'll most likely catch her at Starbucks or Jamba Juice. Liz is originally from Springfield, Oregon and she attended Oregon State University where her Sodexo journey began.

Liz has a "vast knowledge in the areas of food and nutrition, problem solving, and business management" and she encourages students interested in careers in hospitality, business, supply chain, nutrition, and operations to reach out her! Her favorite part of her position is "working alongside student employees and watching them grow over the years." Liz's favorite dish at Waves Cafe is our Wicked Thai Chicken Soup as well as our quick meals at Nature's Edge because "[she] is usually on the go!" When she is not on campus, you'll likely spot Liz hiking, traveling with friends, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her "fur kids" Wilbur and Nala.