Victor Mercedes in the dining hall
Victor M. Mercedes has been at Columbia for 24 years bringing smiles to the faces of students dining on campus.
Michael Alberto standing with arms crossed in front of the Vagelos Building balcony with a view of the George Washington Bridge in the background.

Photos by Nicole Pereira

Michael Alberto oversees Irving Medical Center’s central dining and catering service where his team is set to surpass 6,000 catered events this academic year.

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

Chemist Hervé This and chef Michael Laiskonis introduce note-by-note cooking at the