Chef remembered as hard worker, friendly, Dining Services supervisor says

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    A TCU chef who passed away Friday will be remembered for her dedication to her job, coworkers said Monday.Stacey Meier, 41, worked at TCU for the past three years. She died at her home of a heart attack, said Rick Flores, TCU Dining Services manager.

    Meier was one of the head chefs in The Main and worked at the Ultimate Baja and La Vicinta sections in The Main, Flores said.

    “Meier was a strong worker on our staff,” he said. “Her efforts and commitment to the university’s food services will be missed.”

    Flores said Meier would always look to interact with students and make them feel more comfortable while waiting for their meals.

    “That was her favorite part about the job,” he said. “She always greeted the students and made sure that they were satisfied before they sat down to eat their meals.”

    Soon after she began working as a chef at TCU, students were quickly calling her Stacey, and then ‘Lady Baja’, said Joel Branch, her supervisor.

    “Meier was an exceptional chef,” Branch said. “She was a big player on our culinary team.”

    Karla Baker, another supervisor, also spoke highly of Meier’s personality.

    “She had a smile that would brighten up your day in an instant,” Baker said. “She never complained and always gave her best efforts in providing full service to the students.”

    Meier’s funeral has already taken place. Her family lives in Iowa, and she is survived by her son.