Melissa Petersen

Kitchen Operations Manager

R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center, 106G
Office Hours
By appointment
Melissa Petersen

About Melissa Petersen

Melissa Petersen oversees the non-academic programming, use and maintenance of the Tiger Food Lab and the Tiger Café. Melissa’s background includes marketing, publishing, cooking classes, food writing, recipe editing, event planning, food styling and program development. Most recently Melissa developed and implemented a meal program for food insecure patients and a community healthy cooking curriculum while overseeing Church Health’s Nutrition Hub facility. Melissa is excited to put her experience to work to support and boost the cooking confidence and success of every student, staff, athlete and faculty member.


BA International Business - San Diego State University - 1991
Certificate in Culinary Arts - San Diego Culinary Institute - 2003