Andrew Montesano is a San Francisco State alum, baker, writer, and artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is part of the LinkedIn Program Operations team helping to drive operation, strategy, and design for the North America food program. For the past 6 years, Andrew has managed events and catering service operations in LinkedIn’s San Francisco and South Bay offices, as well as breakroom operations for 50+ breakroom spaces in those locations before moving into the Program Operations role. In his time at LinkedIn, he has influenced event design and catering menus for events upwards of 5,000 attendees, team building classes, food operations, design of food service spaces, sustainability initiatives, and breakroom operations for over 8,000+ employees.
Andrew is passionate about employee experience, sustainability, and being creative. Prior to LinkedIn, he worked for Bon Appetit at Google, where he opened and managed a variety of cafes and 200+ employees in his tenure there, as well as supporting such memorable food events as the Spring Fling Chicken Wing and Pig-a-palooza. He also worked for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, supporting their local and sustainable concessions on San Francisco’s Crissy Field. He also has worked in retail food and coffee for companies like Nordstrom, Peets, Starbucks, and Borders. Outside of food, Andrew has also worked for Puppet School, helping teach people how to build and manipulate their own Muppet style puppets. He is also currently writing a young adult fantasy novel.