Nijo Joseph

“Everything inspires me about Stanford. I am inspired from the minute I step foot onto this beautiful campus. Seeing the vivid colors, interacting with the students, working alongside our award winning colleagues, and all under amazing leadership.”


“Words like “value,” “innovation” and “inspiration” come to mind when I think about what inspires me here at Stanford. I value one of our core mantras, which is to be the best in the business by being committed to excellence in the pursuit of delicious and sustainable food. I am inspired by the resources and innovations happening department-wide here at Stanford, in continuing to challenge ourselves to think bigger, think global and make a significant change in our world today.”

Nijo Joseph, Assistant Director of Culinary Excellence, Stanford Residential & Dining Enterprises

Nijo has been at Stanford for 14 years. He grew up in Kerala, India and has a B.Sc in Hotel and Catering Management. He loves spending quality time with his family and friends, going out to try new food and experience new travel destinations, attending Mission trips for his church, and watching the Golden State Warriors! “I can do everything through him who gives me strength”- Philippians 4:13

Photographed at the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons on July 1, 2016.