President's Message

January 2017

To all faculty, students, and alumni:

The faculty club is blessed with a great facility. But, the real value of our club is the dedicated and caring staff that treats everyone that enters our doors with warmth and cheer. We are indeed fortunate to have both extraordinary staff and leadership that are supported by a dedicated Board of Managers.

This letter will be first in a series of letters to highlight the endearing qualities of the staff. In this letter the focus will be on inspirational leadership provided by General Manager Mary Hogan and Executive Chef Dave Chabot.

Mary greets everyone that comes to the club with warmth and understanding. She is a special person that truly appreciates the opportunity to build relationships with the diverse group of members and their families. Her background is impressive, with over 27 years in the field of hospitality. Mary has served as the Region 2 Director for the Association of College and University Clubs. Mary brings a strong background in food and beverage, fine dining, hotel and related conference services’ segments of the hospitality business to the Brown Faculty Club’s members and guests.

Next time you’re at the club, seek Mary out and say hello. She will be more than pleased to get to know you better. In short she’s fabulous!

Executive Chef Dave Chabot has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. His love of food has led him to many culinary adventures in New England and beyond. His commitment to local, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine with a “New American” flair is evidenced in the menu. Chef Dave has been pleasing guests at the Faculty Club, with his New England roots and influences from around the globe, since 2005.

The Executive Chef demonstrations that are regularly conducted by Dave offer club members the chance to observe Dave in action during “cooking with Dave nights.” On those nights Dave’s personality comes to the fore. He’s witty and presents interesting culinary options in a friendly manner.

We are indeed very fortunate to have Mary and Dave in leadership positions!

 -- Joseph DiMartino, President of the Brown Faculty Club