Unimportant Questions with Important People: Brian Kaden, New Executive Chef

Christine Lee, Life Editor

Brian Kaden has served as executive chef since the beginning of the semester in January, but has been with food services corporation Sodexo Inc. for five years.

What are some new things you have added to the cafeteria?

We’ve decorated more and had more food on display. I’ve also been revamping the vegetarian options. And we’ve definitely tried to initiate more theme days for the buffet like baseball.

If you were a food, what would you be and why?

Pizza cause I eat it so much. It’s a favorite in my family.

What is a hidden talent of yours?

I’m really good with word searches.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like spending time with my kids, who are ages 14, 12 and 7. I also like playing sports, particularly baseball and softball.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would go you and why?

Italy. I’m all Italian on my mom’s side and, of course, the food.

Favorite kind of music?

Rock, particularly 80s rock and groups like Three Days Grace.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Something really fast like a cheetah because I’m always moving around all the time.

Favorite TV show/movie?

For a TV show, definitely “Seinfeld.” For a movie I would have to say “Wedding Crashers.”

If you were in a band, what would the name be?

“Constant Motion”