|Department:||Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management|
Arthur Trabant University Ctr.
Newark, DE 19716
Bernd Mayer joined the HRIM faculty at the University of Delaware in 2004. As dining room manager of the student-operated restaurant, Vita Nova, Mayer is preparing UD's 400 HRIM students for careers in restaurant service in the U.S. and overseas.
Mayer spent three years as an apprentice in the mid-1950s and graduated from the Hotel Trade School in Bad Uberkingen, Germany before becoming a waiter at Europe's five-star hotels. He worked almost a half-century in the restaurant business in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Bermuda and the United States, and oversaw 4,000 events a year as longtime banquet manager at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington.