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Carolina Food Co.

Our Team

Mike Obrachta

Title: Director of Culinary
Department: Dining
Carolina Food Co.


Chef Mike is a 1992 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America with an AOS degree in Culinary Arts, achieving certified Pro Chef Levels I, II, and III. He is a certified Chef de Cuisine through the American Culinary Federation and a certified ServSafe food safety instructor through The National Restaurant Association. Chef Mike joined Aramark Higher Education in 1992, serving as Executive Chef at Elon University, then at UNC Wilmington. He went on to work in Aramark’s Healthcare and Business and Industry Divisions, returning to Higher Education in 2005. He has previously been responsible for Aramark programs in both North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia. Now Director of Culinary, Chef Mike’s focus is on providing culinary leadership to meet and exceed customer expectations.