Victoria Vega is the...
Cross Sector Vice President of Operations for Unidine’s Corporate, Education and Senior Living Culinary Groups, Victoria Vega brings extensive contract foodservice experience to her role. With a goal to support the company vision as the industry leader exclusively providing food and dining management services, Vega joined Boston-based Unidine, in 2013. Her focus is on operational excellence, brand penetration and business development by executing the company's values throughout their growing national portfolio. In 2017 she was the first recipient of the Unidine Operations Excellence Award for her continuous achievement of goals, client retention and drive for innovation. She began her career in the cafeterias and private dining rooms of New York City’s top investment banks and media conglomerates. Her career spans almost 30 years in the non-commercial, outsourced corporate dining industry.
An active member of the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management, the preeminent association for workplace hospitality, Vega currently serves on the association’s Board of Directors with additional responsibility on the Executive Committee as President of the organization. Passionate about women in hospitality management, Vega was an original member of the Women’s Council Steering Committee and her platform for 2018 includes the launch of a foodservice industry diversity council to promote inclusion. She received the prestigious Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to onsite dining and has been named one of the 50 most influential women in hospitality annually since 2015 by Total Foodservice Magazine.
A graduate of the Isenberg Business School at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Vega is currently supporting the HTM Department on the Leadership Board and as an Executive Mentor. Returning annually to campus as Professor for a Day, she has lectured on Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, Leadership Competencies and Hospitality Trends. She participates annually in the Women of Isenberg Conference and has been profiled among distinguished alumni in the university’s magazine for her contributions to the hospitality industry. Vega has also been involved with the Women for UMass Steering Committee and is a member of the UMass Executive Alumni Group of Massachusetts.