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Tyler Betzhold

Executive Chef
Interim Executive Director
  • Profile

    Tyler Betzhold is the Executive Chef of Dining Services at the University of Richmond (UR). With more than 25 years of experience in the food service industry, Betzhold oversees the planning of residential dining, retail dining, and catering operations across campus, which includes menu development, quality assurance, team building, staffing, training, design and daily operations. Betzhold also works with the campus community to assure customer satisfaction. 

    Inspired by global cuisines and flavors, Betzhold’s passion resides in creating fresh, sustainable, healthy dishes that can be expanded to a large-scale food service operation. Betzhold also appreciates that no days in the Heilman Dining Center are ever the same. He is most proud of the way his team navigated the challenges of the pandemic and rebuilt during this historic time. In his free time, Betzhold enjoys being with his family and traveling to Canada.

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    • Awards

      2023 Outstanding Service Award in Sustainability

      NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards:
      2023 Gold Winner for Catering Special Event - The Inauguration of Kevin F. Hallock
      2023 Gold Winner for Residential Dining Facility - Heilman Dining Center

      American Culinary Federation Awards:
      2010 Chef’s Culinary Contest Team Competition - Silver Medal

    • Certifications

      Certified Executive Chef, American Culinary Federation

      Certified Culinary Administrator, American Culinary Federation

      Serv Safe Certified

      Allertrain Certified

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