Speakers

An exceptional list of industry experts and thought-provoking keynoters

General Session

Zia Ahmed

Senior Director, Dining Services
The Ohio State University

Read Full Bio

Ben Anderson, CFP

Director of Corporate Marketing
Tapingo

Read Full Bio

Robert Byrne

Senior Manager, Consumer Insights
Technomic

Read Full Bio

Matthew Cervay

System Executive Chef
Geisinger Health System

Read Full Bio

Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor, Menu, FoodService Director
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Kerri Dotson, RDN, LDN

Culinary Medicine Educator, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Tulane University

Read Full Bio

Rocky Dunnam

Executive Chef
Elizabeth Jane Bivins Culinary Center

Read Full Bio

Lisa Eberhart

Director of Nutrition and Wellness
North Carolina State University

Read Full Bio

Randy Lait

Senior Director of Hospitality Services
North Carolina State University

Read Full Bio

Alaina Lancaster

Associate Editor, FoodService Director
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Abbey Lewis

Managing Editor, FoodService Director
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Kelsey Nash

Senior Editor, Foodservice Group
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Read Full Bio

Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Poppy Tooker

Author, Culinary Activist, Host of Radio Show "Louisiana Eats"

Read Full Bio

Frank Turchan

Executive Chef for Michigan Dining
University of Michigan

Read Full Bio

Heather Whitehouse

Director, Product Management
The CBORD Group, Inc.

Read Full Bio

Denise Lee Yohn

Brand-Building Expert and Author, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest

Read Full Bio

Culinary Workshops

Russ Benson

Senior Associate
Innovative Hospitality Solutions

Read Full Bio

Bonnie Brodsky

Dining and JPL Store Services Liaison
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Read Full Bio

Chef Rob Corliss

Consulting Chef
Bush's Best Beans/All Things Epicurean

Read Full Bio

Steve DeCorte

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Arcadia Beverage

Read Full Bio

Garett DiStefano

Director of Residential Dining and Sustainability
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Read Full Bio

Kathryn Fenner

Principal
Technomic

Read Full Bio

Jane Foreman

Manager, Marketing and Product Management - Foodservice
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

Read Full Bio

Lizzy Freier

Managing Editor
Technomic

Read Full Bio

Executive Chef Mark Garcia

Head of Marketing - Foodservice & Culinary
Avocados from Mexico

Read Full Bio

Joyce Gilbert

President & CEO
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

Read Full Bio

Benita Gingerella

Assistant Editor, FoodService Director
Winsight Media

Read Full Bio

Andrew Hunter

Foodservice and Industrial Chef
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

Read Full Bio

Trip Kadey

Research & Development Chef | and former Director of Culinary
McCormick | The French's Food Company

Read Full Bio

Chef Robert Landolphi

Author of “Gluten Free Everyday”, “Quick Fix Gluten Free” and “Cooking Light Gluten Free Baking”

Read Full Bio

Vinnie Livoti

Director of Food Services
BCBS of South Carolina

Read Full Bio

Mike Maher

Culinary Business Development - Southwest
Blount Fine Foods

Read Full Bio

Adam Millman

Senior Director
Yale Dining

Read Full Bio

Damian Monticello

Senior Manager, Corporate Hospitality
GuideWell/Florida Blue

Read Full Bio

Rob Morasco C.E.C

Senior Director Culinary Development
Sodexo North America

Read Full Bio

Jim Painter, PhD, RD

Professor Emeritus
Eastern Illinois University

Read Full Bio

Andreas Pias

Senior Research Chef, Culinary Nutrition
McCormick & Company, Inc.

Read Full Bio

Ina Pinkney

Author of Ina's Kitchen, "Breakfast with Ina" columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Former Chef and Owner, Ina's

Read Full Bio

Bob Sewall

Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Blount Fine Foods

Read Full Bio

Adam C. Smith, CEC, WCEC, CCA

Executive Chef
North Carolina State University

Read Full Bio

Steve Solomon

Menu Strategist
FSInsights/The Mushroom Council

Read Full Bio

Eric Taylor

Sales Director - Central Region
Franke Coffee Systems North America

Read Full Bio

Ken Toong

Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Read Full Bio

Bertrand Weber

Director, Culinary and Wellness Services
Minneapolis Public Schools

Read Full Bio

Download The MenuDirections Event App