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  • Barbara Folegati Barbara Folegati

    Kitchen Manager and Chef

    Barbara is the Kitchen Manager and Chef in the Pixton House kitchen.

  • Deborah Gravelle-Watts Deborah Gravelle-Watts

    Head of Educational Administration

    Deborah Gravelle-Watts ensures that Emerson's educational administration is transparent, clear and consistent.

  • Francesca Profeti Francesca Profeti

    House Manager

    Previously a student at Emerson College, Francesca returned recently to take over as House Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the Emerson College household.

  • Steve Briault Steve Briault

    Director of Development

    Steve supports and coordinates the development of the Emerson Living and Learning Community and is responsible for the College’s capital assets and finances.

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  • Udo Ottow Udo Ottow

    Head of Site Management

    Udo manages the maintenance of Emerson's buildings and campus, as well as taking a hands-on role in much of the maintenance work.

  • Yvette Dellsperger Yvette Dellsperger

    Director of Operations

    Yvette Dellsperger manages Emerson's facilities and works with the house team to give all those staying at the College have a warm and comfortable experience.

Barbara Folegati

Kitchen Manager and Chef

Barbara is the Kitchen Manager and Chef in the Pixton House kitchen.  When she first came to Emerson College she had a brief introduction to the kitchen working as an assistant to the chef. It was a role she enjoyed and so, when she returned to the College, she was pleased to be offered the role of Kitchen Manager and Chef.

Barbara has travelled widely and so she is familiar with food and meals across many different countries, as a result her cuisine is truly international and she is able to understand and cater for the needs of different people.

All of the meals produced in the Pixton House are vegetarian; we can also cater for special dietary requirements such as gluten and dairy free, or vegan. Barbara plans the week’s menus in advance with a well-balanced selection of proteins, grains, fruits and vegetables.  She loves nature and gardening so she enjoys all the process of transforming and preserving the food.  As far as possible each of the ingredients is either biodynamic and/or organic so each meal is of very high quality.

Barbara believes she adds a vital ingredient to her cooking – love - because if you put goodwill into the preparation of the food the meal will come out with a better energy. Why not try Barbara’s cooking for yourself and see what you think?

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