Our Team

Culinary Excellence

Get to know the culinary team at Bowie State University. See the vast amount of knowledge and talent we have assembled to bring cutting edge and delicious meals to your table each and every day.

Helder Pedrosa

Food Service Director

(301) 860-3846 (ext. 23846)

About Helder

Helder Pedrosa joined Aladdin food in 2019. Helder offers 25 years of accomplished and diverse Food Service Management experience across multiple sectors in the Hospitality Industry: Higher Education, Government Services, Corporate B & I and Catering Operations. He has held Executive Chef positions in distinguished locations at Hilton Hotels, The U.S Department of Defense at the Pentagon, The State Department of the United States, The United States House of Representatives, and the Smithsonian Castle Museum. Helder brings a wealth of knowledge, culinary expertise, and a passion for elevating guest experiences in every account he works in. Helder is a graduate of The New York Restaurant School, where he studied Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management.  Helder grew up in Newark, N.J., and has resided in Annapolis, Md., for the last 20 years.  In his free time, Helder enjoys spending time with his 2 children, Zachary & Victoria.

Kellie Green

Catering Director

Phone (301) 860-3891 (ext. 23891)

About Kellie

Kellie Green graduated from Virginia State University with a BS in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.  Her 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry started as a guest service agent and progressed to several catering management roles including Catering Sales Manager with Hilton Hotels,  Senior Catering Manager at Georgetown University, Conference Service Manager at Venable Law Firm,  Director of Catering at International Monetary Fund . Currently Kellie is the  Director of Catering at Bowie State University.  In her role, she plans events ranging from student government affairs, Presidential Signature Events to Homecoming and Commencement  annual events ranging from 50-2,500 guest. Kellie is truly passionate about working with people and enjoys planning out catering event details and logistics with clients and customers. Through her vast experience in catering, Kellie is able to synergize her love for both good food and working with people. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and her two growing boys!

Tyler Flanigan

Chef Manager

Phone (301) 860-3804 (23804)

About Tyler

Tyler Flanigan joined Aladdin food in 2018. Tyler offers 20 years of accomplished and diverse Food Service and Management experience across multiple sectors in the Hospitality Industry: Higher Education, Corporate Franchise Training, Retail and Beverage, and Mobile Food Operations; owning and operating a food truck specializing in Asian Fusion cuisine. He held the position of Supervisor of Dining Services at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia, before accepting the position of Executive Sous Chef at Bowie State University in July, 2019.  Tyler brings a vast array of knowledge, culinary insight, and a passion for creating an exciting, engaged, and unforgettable guest experience.  Tyler grew up in Forsyth, GA., and currently resides in Columbia, MD. In his free time, Tyler enjoys writing and playing music, recipe development, and outdoor adventure sports such as skydiving, and SCUBA diving.


Catering Chef

Phone (301) 860-3807 (ext 23807)

About Nellie

Nelly is the catering chef and she has been working with catering at Bowie State University since 2004. She manages all catering events and always ensures that the food being served is beautifully presentable. She has had over 30 years of experience and has managed several catering companies, such as B&B catering and several other companies throughout Washington DC. Nelly even ran events in the White House for several presidential families such as the Clinton and Kennedy family. In Nelly’s free time, she likes to go shopping and spend time with family and friends.

Sheba Halliburton

Catering Coordinator

Phone (301) 860-3805 (ext.23805)

About Sheba

Sheba is our catering coordinator and has 20 years of experience! She has assisted with many high profile events including National Prayer Breakfast , White House Correspondence Dinner and Washington Marti Gras. Sheba’s goal is to ensure that all of your catering needs are met and she can assist you with any questions you may have. Sheba was born in New Jersey and in her free time she enjoys being with her husband and grandchildren.

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