Director of Food Services


Manish has worked in the hospitality business for the last 38 years, the last 12 years with LAUSD Food Services. Manish has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Delhi University; a diploma in Hotel Management from India’s premier hotel management school the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. A lifelong learner, he augmented his education with an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a CASBO certification from USC’s Rossier School of Education.

During his tenure with LAUSD, he helped the District grow its CEP program which enabled the Division to serve over 137 million meals annually to its’ 500,000 students. He is passionate about food and committed to getting student input and provide nutritious delicious meals to students, He feels that in addition to nutrition, eating should be an enjoyable experience.

Manish has been married for 36 years with 3 children, 2 grandchildren, and a 3-year-old golden retriever. He has been practicing and teaching meditation for 37 years which he feels is the ideal way to maintain peace and balance.