R. Jason Rohder

3830 Peninsular Shores Drive

Grawn, Michigan 49637


231-276-9396                                                                                                                                                                               Jason@jasonrohder.com



To obtain a challenging position using my education, food service and computer background.



                                                                                                                                                                  May 2004 - August 2007
235 East Ninth
Traverse City, Mi

Austin & Company, Inc. is a sales and marketing firm for independent book publishers.

Computer programmer, database administrator and information technology technician.

This is a part-time position working anywhere from 20 to 30 hours a week maintaining the server and Desk Top computers. Also maintain the Access database and wrote programs using Visual Basic, Cold Fusion, Java, ASP and scripting languages.

Austin and Company                                                                                                                     January - May 2004

235 East Ninth St
Traverse City, Mi


Internship - Data base management and wed page management

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Pella, Iowa                                                                                                        August    1978-1999

Director of Food Service


Central University of Iowa is a small college that provides a well-rounded education to 1,700 board students annually.

Responsible for all college food service operations including the cafeteria, student union center, snack bar and catering with a total budget of five million dollars.

  • Expanded the catering program from an internal service to a major operation within the college and the community.  The income from this service provided the funds to build both a student union and a cafeteria.

  • Designedand built a new state of the art cafeteria with a Marche' servery.

  • Assisted in the design of the new student union building.

  • Spearheaded the committee for remodeling the kitchen, dining areas, and snack bar.

  • Responsible for budgeting, staffing, menu planning, training, and purchasing.

  • Helped students learn about other cultures by creating a special monthly feature where students from other cultures helped us design a menu consisting of the foods they would eat at home.

    Orange City, Iowa                                                                                                                                 August 1978 - 1981

    Central University of Iowa, Pella, Iowa - Director of Food Service

  • Responsible for budgeting, staffing, menu planning, training, and purchasing on the unit level.

  • Developed company policies, new menu ideas, and monotony breakers on the corporate level.

  • Increased new accounts by 150 percent over a 2 year period.


    Pella Country Club, Pella, Iowa                                                                                                                                                                              1978 - 1979


    o        Administered the country club dining service in conjunction with the food service at Central University of Iowa

    SZABO FOOD SERVICE,                                                                                                                                                                                                          1973 -1978          

    Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City Michigan                                      
    Director of Food Service

    Northwestern Michigan College is a community college.


    o        Responsible for all college food service operations including the cafeteria, snack bars and catering.


    o        Responsible for budgeting, staffing, menu planning, training, and purchasing.

    o        Assisted in setting up the Oleson conference center.

    Pennfield School District, Battle Creek, Michigan                                                                                                                                         1972 - 1973


    o        Reorganized the district’s individual food service locations into one central commissary. 


    o        Responsible for serving 2,000 meals a day, staffing, menu planning, training, budgeting, and purchasing.




    DeVry University Online
    One Tower Ln. Ste. 1000 Oakbook Terrace, Il
    September 2004 - September 2006

    BA Degree in Information Technology Management -
    This program is design for the graduate to be able to demonstrate supervisory and management skill needed to effectively lead and support others in technical specialty areas



    September 2000 – 2004, Computer Information Systems

    December 2000 – Dean’s List

    May 2002-Dean’s List

    December 2002 – Dean’s List

    May 20023Dean’s List



    NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY, West Baden, Indiana

    BA Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management

    AA Degree in Liberal Arts


    Varsity Baseball, Intramural Sports and Student Senate





    Pella Early Risers Kiwanis

    Secretary of Kiwanis

    Pella’s Tulip Time Poffertjes Committee Chair


    National Association of College and University Food Service

    Education and Training Committee

    Hosted regional training conference for NACUFS 1995

    1998 Regional Conference Presentation “College Food Service in the year 2000”