Bob Bankert is the Chef de Cuisine at UMass Dining. He oversees all culinary operations at both Hampshire and Berkshire Dining Commons and takes pride in keeping menus fresh and in season.
Bob is originally from New York, and grew up in his family’s restaurant. Through this, the love of cooking was instilled in him at a very young age, and inspired him to attend the New England Culinary Institute where he earned a BA in Food & Beverage Management. Since coming to UMass in April, 2014 Bob has been responsible for monitoring recipes, production, and food cost. When he isn’t in the DCs you can find Bob running, traveling, brewing beer at home, and spending time with his family.