Bon Appétit Welcomes New Staff and Promotes General Manager

Bon Appétit welcomes two new staff members to its team and promotes another. Austin Kumm was promoted from Dining operations manager to Dining general manager. Delilah Ahrendt joins as the new caterer and Loren Mason joins as the new Dining operations manager.

Welcome Delilah and Loren to the Pacific University community, and congratulations to Austin!Austin Kumm Bon Appétit general manager

Dining General Manager, Austin Kumm

Austin Kumm spent his career in food and beverage across many concepts including fine dining, and a certified biodynamic winery  restaurant before joining Bon Appétit in Colorado. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he was excited to return to Oregon and join the Pacific Community. His passion for food and a desire to ensure all students, staff and campus visitors experience the finest Bon Appétit has to offer fuels his decisions. “The Bon Appétit culture spoke to me,” Kumm shared after joining his first account. In his spare time you might find him on a hiking trail, coaching and cheering his two sons’ little league teams, or on a golf course for a quick round. Stop by and say hi the next time you are near Washburne Hall.



New Caterer, Delilah Ahrendt

Delilah Ahrendt was born and raised in Chicago. Her love of food started with her Polish grandmother who always set up a stool in the kitchen permitting her to join in on all the cooking. She found culinary paradis emoving to the Northwest with her husband. After winning a nation-wide baking competition for ‘The Most Original Cookie’ with Domino’s Sugar, Ahrendt attended the Oregon Culinary Institute. Graduating with honors, she dove into the culinary world by working for the MAC in downtown Portland, and soon gravitated to being a personal chef, serving countless clients. After twenty years of being in the business, she is thrilled to be part of Bon Appétit!



Dining Operations Manager, Loren Mason

Loren Mason was born and raised in Tucson, Ariz. and spent her adult life in Phoenix. She moved to Oregon two years ago with her husband and two dogs. Mason started her career as a pastry chef graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale. She transitioned into food management, finding a passion for leading teams, helping others grow, and advocating for employees. She is an avid Harry Potter fan and a friendly Hufflepuff. Mason is still exploring Oregon and loves being by the ocean and trying new and local eateries as she travels.


Dining is continuing to build its team. Bon Appétit is hiring student workers for positions on the Forest Grove Campus. Free meals and drinks are just some of the perks of working at the UC! Apply online at Go to Browse by Location for Pacific University positions. Questions? Contact Austin Kumm at or chat with a virtual recruiting assistant on the careers website.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021