Christian Wise

  • General Manager
  • Watershed Institute
  • Dining

Christian has been the General Manager here since April of 2008. Christian came to UW-Eau Claire from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois where he was the General Manager from 2005-2008. Christian has been with Sodexo for over ten years and has a great passion is food. He is a trained chef, having worked in the food industry for over 40 years. Christian is highly interested in evolving the food service here at UW-Eau Claire and enjoys any and all feedback anyone would like to afford him.

In October of 2012, Christian was awarded a Diplôme Universitaire du Goût, de la Gastronomie et des Arts de la Table. His thesis: The Cascade Effect: The Metaethical Effect of Our Relationship to Food. Christian holds certificates in cuisine and pastry from the Escoffier Ecolé de Gastronomie in Paris, France. He also attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France holding a certificate of training in Molecular Gastronomy. Christian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, was awarded a teaching fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Missouri, taught for two years and then obtained a juris doctor at Syracuse University. His background in political theory lends itself wholeheartedly to the social dynamics of team building which helps the running of a team sport like food service.

In his spare time, Christian spends time with his wife, daughter and son. Spending time at the playground, camping, swimming, cooking and playing chess collectively take up nearly 80% of his spare time when he is not actually working.