Joe Charette is the Executive Director of Rutgers Dining Services, where he has spent the last twenty-seven years of his food service career. He is a graduate of Cook College, class of 1977.
After gaining valuable experience in some of the finer restaurants in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown area in the late 70’s, Joe wrote the menus and wine lists for several privately owned upscale restaurants in Colorado. He later opened some casual-theme restaurants, for a Denver based professional athlete, and then spent six years with S&A Restaurant Corporation, where he opened and managed several Bennigan’s in New Mexico, Arizona and New Jersey in the 1980’s.
Joe and his wife Debbie have been married for 36 years. They live in Jackson and have two sons, Joseph and Anthony.