&Pizza, Co-Founder + CEO
7-Eleven, Senior Manager, Fresh Food Innovation
A&W, Director, Distribution, Equipment & Packaging  
A&W Restaurants Inc.
- Director of Marketing
- Vice President
- CFO
AMC Entertainment, Senior Director, Food And Beverage
Amtrak
- Executive Chef
- Sr. Director Food & Beverage Services
Aramark
- President
- Executive Vice President
- Director Strategic Partnerships
- Director of Hospitality Service
- Director, Concept Design
- Global Procurement Director
- Food Service Director
- Retail Operations Director
- Director Catering & Concessions
- Executive Dietician
- Food Service Director
- Director, Menu Development
- Resident District Manager
Arby’s Restaurant Group
- Director of Equipment and R&D
- VP of Operations Services
- Senior VP, Operations
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
- Corporate Director, Food & Beverage
- Corporate Executive Chef
Aurelio’s Pizza, President/CEO
Ball State University, Dining Director
Ballantyne Hotel, Director of Food & Beverage
Barnes & Noble College, Director Cafe & Convenience
Barworks Hospitality Group, Operations Director
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, VP of Information Systems
Benchmark Hospitality, Food and Beverage Director
Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group, CEO
Big Al’s, F&B Director
Big Red F Restaurant Group, Human Resources Director
Blazing Onion, CEO/Founder
Bloomin' Brands Inc., GVP & GM, Off Premises Dining
Bob Chinn’s Crab House, Vice President
Boca Raton Resort & Club, Restaurant & Bars Executive Chef
Boondocks Hip Ventures, CEO
Bravo / Brio Restaurant Group, VP of Purchasing
Bravo Restaurants, Inc., President
Brigham Young University, Director of Dining Services
Brinker International, Sr. Director of Culinary and Beverage
Brinmar College, Executive Director of Dining Services
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, President
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., VP, Enterprise Supply Chain
Buona Companies, Purchasing
Burgerville, Chief Supply Chain Officer
Burriot Beach/Lunan Corp, President
Caffe Nerro, Managing Director
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Departmental Food Administrator
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, VP, Corporate Affairs
Capital Ale House, President
Caribou Coffee, Sr. Director Product Innovation
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, Director, International Product Development
Centerplate
- Senior VP, Purchasing
- Senior VP, Hospitality Solutions Group
- VP, Culinary
- President and CEO
Chartwells K-12, Director of Nutrition and Wellness
Chick-Fil-A
- Supply Chain
- Director of Menu Strategy
Chili’s Grill & Bar, VP, Digital Innovation and Customer Engagement
Chute Gerdeman, VP, Retail Environments
Cici’s, Sr. Director Ops Systems & Training
Cici’s Pizza, Chief Marketing Officer
Cinemex, Concessions Director
Cinnabon, President
City Of Ventura, Supervisor, Environmental Sustainability Division
CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc,
- Director of Product Marketing
- Senior Vice President, International
Clancy’s Inc, President
Cloverleaf Tavern & Restaurant, Owner/CEO
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Director of Global Strategic Sourcing
Compass Group, Senior Food Safety Manager
Compass Group - Canteen, National Director of Culinary
Concessions International, VP, Regional Operations
Concordia University, Director of Dining Services
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
- Director of Development Operations
- Vice President of Human Resources
- Director of Retail Strategy
Corner Bakery Cafe, Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage
Corner Pub and Grill, Owner
Costco, Director of R&D
Cousins Subs, Manager of Training
Coyle Hospitality Group, President
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Vice President
Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.
- Chief Officer of Food, Beverage and Strategic Supply
- Senior Director Of Culinary
Darden Restaurants
- Sustainability Manager
- SVP, Communication and Public Affairs
Dave & Buster’s, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Denny’s
- VP, Procurement & Distribution
- Director, Food Science
- Sr Director, Product Dev Marketing
- Director, Strategic Initiatives
- Chief Food Safety Officer
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
- Chief Information Officer
- Sr. Director of Training & Development
Dunkin’ Brands
- President, Global Marketing and Innovation
- Director, Food and Bakery
East Bank Club
- Executive Chef
- Purchasing Director
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.
- Corporate Chef
- President & CEO
Eat’n Park Restaurants, Director of Menu Development
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
- Vice President of Innovation
- Director of Culinary
- Sr. Dir. of Baking and Commercialization
EL ideas, Chef/Owner
Elevation Franchise Ventures, LLC, Founding Partner and VP of Supply Chain
Enlivant, VP of Learning and Development
Entertainment Cruises
- VP, Food and Beverage
- Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
- Corporate Executive Chef
Epic Burger, Inc., CEO
Famous Dave’s of America, National Director of Catering
Fastrac Markets, LLC
- President
- VP, Food
Fatburger, VP of Operations
Fazoli’s, President & CEO
Firehouse Restaurant Group, VP, Quality & Culinary
Firekeepers Casino Hotel, VP, Food and Beverage
First Watch Restaurants, Inc.
- President
- Corporate Chef
- CFO
Fridays, Senior Director, Global Insights
Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC, Sr. VP, Chief Development Officer
Frontera Grill, Chef/Owner
Garcesgroup.com, Celebrity Chef
Giordano's
- Executive Chef
- President and CEO
- VP, Technology
Global Aquaculture Alliance, Vice President
Global Food Safety Initiative, North American Representative
Golden Corral Corporation
- Vice President, Purchasing & Distribution
- President & CEO
- VP of Food & Beverage
Gordon Food Service
- Director, NA Product Development
- Director, NA Commerical Customer Success Division
- Director, NA Marketing Services
- Corporate Consulting Chef
Grand Casino Hinckley, F&B Director
Grand Geneva Resort, Food & Beverage Director
Grand Hyatt DFW
- Food & Beverage Director
- Executive Chef
Grid Iron Grill, President
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
- Food & Beverage Director
- President
Hannah’s Bretzel, Director of Operations
Hilton Hotels Corporation, Director of Food & Beverage Operations
HMSHost
- EVP, Chief Commercial Officer
- EVP & COO
Hostmark Hospitality Group, Vice President of Human Resources
Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc., CEO
HQ’s U.S. Air Force
- Chief, F&B Business Development, R&D & Policy
- FNP
Hyatt Hotels, Executive Chef
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Chicago
- Corp. Dir. F&B, Americas
- SVP, Purchasing
Hyde Park Restaurant Group
- Director of Culinary
- Corporate Beverage Director
Ignite Restaurants
- VP, Menu Innovation
- Director of Culinary
Intercontinental Hotels Group, Director, Procurement Food & Beverage
Ivar’s Restaurants, Director of Recruiting and Training
Jack In The Box, VP, Research & Development
Jamba Juice, Sr. Director, Sourcing & Distribution
Jason’s Deli, Purchasing Director
Jewel-Osco, Manager, Food Safety & Sustainability  
Joy Yee Noodle, President
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Executive Chef
Kendall College, Chef Instructor
Keystone Resort
- F&B Director
- Executive Chef
KFC, Sr. Director, Customer Experience
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
- Director of Restaurant Analysis
- VP, Restaurant Concept Development
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, VP, Global Sourcing
Kwik Trip, Inc., Retail Food Service Director
Latinicity, Culinary Director
Lettuce Entertain You / Consultant, Marketing Strategist & Consultant
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
- Director of Frequent Dining
- SVP, Human Resources
Levy Restaurants
- President & CEO
- VP, Restaurant Operations
Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., Manager of National Training
Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc., Vice President Food & Beverage
Macy’s Food Division, Director of Culinary and Capital
Maggiano’s Little Italy
- President
- VP, Restaurant Support/Innovation
Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino
- Executive Director of Catering
- Executive Director of Banquets
Marriott International
- Sr. Director, Global Food Safety
- Director of Food and Beverage
- Sr. Director, Global Food Safety
McAlister’s Deli, Senior Director of Training
McDonald’s Corporation
- Director, Innovation
- Chief People Officer
- Sr. Director - U.S. Strategy
- V.P. of Supply Chain Services
McDonald’s USA, LLC, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability  
Mendocino Farms, CEO
Military Sealift Command
- Foodservice Director
- Logistics Director
- CEC, CCE
- Supply Officer
Miller's Ale House Restaurants, Chairman
Monical's Pizza, Education Coordinator
Moyle Petroleum Company, President and CEO
Naf Naf Grill, CFO
Newk’s Eatery, Co-Founder, President and CEO
North Carolina State University, Director of Nutrition and Wellness
Oberweis Dairy, President, CEO
Ohio State University, Senior Director of Dining Services
Olive Garden, Director Culinary Development
Orange Leaf Yogurt, Vice President of Education & Achievement
Orchids At Palm Court, Executive Chef
P. F. Changs
- CEO
- Executive Chef
- VP, Culinary
Packed: Dumplings Reimaged, Partner/Executive Chef
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
- Executive Director of Facilities
- Director, Culinary Innovation
Panera, LLC
- Director, Concept Systems/Equipment
- EVP, Chief Transformation Officer
- SVP, Food
Papa John’s International, Chief Development Officer
Pei Wei, Director, Culinary Innovation
Penn State, Director, Food Service
Perkins & Marie Callender’s, LLC, Lead Director, Training and Development
Pinstripes, Inc., Director of Culinary Operations
Pollo Tropical, VP of Brand Operations
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
- Director, Back of House & Co Openings
- Vice President Global RSS
Portillo’s Hot Dogs, CFO
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
- Director of Food Safety & Quality
- VP, Marketing
- VP/CIO, Information Technology
Princess Cruises
- SVP, Guest Operations
- Fleet Director, Guest Culinary Experience
Purdue University
- Director of Retail Dining
- Director of Residential Dining
Qdoba
- Director of Culinary, R&D
- Director, Omni-Channel Marketing
Quick Chek Corporation, Director, Food Service
Racetrac Petroleum, Corporate Executive Chef
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, LLC, President
Red Lobster, SVP of Operations Development
Richard Sandoval Restaurants, Chef/Owner
Rivers Casino, VP of Food and Beverage
Roark Capital Group, Managing Director
Roti Modern Mediterranean
- CEO
- VP of Operations
Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc., Vice President, Training & Ops
Rusty Bucket Restaurants, President
Ruths Hospitality Group I, VP of Culinary Development
Sage Dining Services, Chief Operating Officer
Sam’s Club, VP Fresh
Sandals Resorts International
- Group Manager, Food & Beverage
- Group Manager, Bar and Beverage Operations
Shake Shack, VP of IT
Shake Shack Enterprises, Regional Director of Operations
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill
- Senior VP, Marketing & Culinary
- President
Signature Room at the 95th, CFO
Silver Diner, Executive Chef / COO
Six Flags Entertainment, SVP, In Park Services
Sizzler USA, President & CEO
Smart Restaurant Group, President
Smashburger
- Director of Facilities and Procurement
- Chief Marketing Officer
Spoon and Stable/Soigne Hospitality, Head Bartender
Starbucks Coffee Company, Senior Vice President, U.S. Retail
Starr Restaurants, Director of Operations
Starwood Hotels And Resorts
- Corporate Chef
- North America, Director of Food & Beverage
Steak ‘N Shake Enterprises, Inc., Director of Design & Construction
Sterling Hospitality, Director of Brand Marketing
Sullivision.com, CEO and Founder
Sysco
- VP, Contract + Healthcare Sales
- VP of Gaming
Taco Cabana, Director of Marketing
Taco Johns, Senior Director of Construction
Tahoe Restaurant Group, President
Tavistock Restaurant Collection, Vice President of Food & Beverage
Tavistock Restaurants LLC, CFO
TCBY & Mrs. Fields, Sr. Director, Global Operations
Texas Roadhouse
- V.P. of Purchasing
- Sr. Director of Culinary/R&D
Texas Tech University, Sous Chef
The Argonaut / Harborside Cafe & Market, Owner
The Baci Group, Managing Partner
The Cheesecake Factory, Vice President Restaurant Systems & International
The Dinex Group, Chief Operating Officer
The Eastman Egg Company, COO
The Habit Burger Grill
- VP, Food & Beverage
- Director of Training & Development
The Noodle
- CEO
- VP of Marketing
- Director of Procurement & Services
- SVP of Supply Chain
- VP Design, Construction & Facilities
- Executive Assistant
- Director of Culinary & R&D
- CMO
The Old Spaghetti Factory
- VP of Purchasing
- VP of Food & Beverage
The Quiznos Master LLC
- SVP, Marketing, Insights & Innovation
- EVP, Supply Chain
The Ruby Restaurant Group
- Chairman & CEO
- Executive V.P. of Operations
The Signature Room, Chairman & CEO
Tru, Executive Pastry Chef
UC Santa Barbara
- Associate Director Dining Services
- Associate Vice Chancellor
UMass Dining Services
- Director, Purchasing-Marketing
- Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises - UMass Amherst
Union Square Hospitality, Executive Chef and Partner
Union Square Hospitality Group, Director of Marketing
United States Military Academy, Director of Food Service
University of Missouri, Campus Dining Services, Director
University of California, Senior Director of Dining
University of California, Berkeley, Executive Director
University of Colorado Boulder, Director, Auxiliary & Dining Services
University of Notre Dame, Executive Chef
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Restaurant Division Director
U.S. Army, Chief, Business Operations
US Foods
- Food Fanatic Chef
- Center of Plate Specialist
USG Buying Group, Vice Pesident of Purchasing
Vermilion Restaurants (NYC, Chicago), Owner/Founder
Virginia Department of Corrections, Regional Food Director
Walgreens, Senior Divisional Merchandise Manager
Wal-Mart, Director, Walmart Services
Weber Grill Restaurants, Corporate Chef
Wendy’s International
- VP, Kitchen Engineering
- Supply Chain Director
Wenner Bakery, Vice President of Foodservice
Which Wich, CEO
Whirlyball, CEO
White Castle System, Inc.
- Chief People Officer
- CEO
Whole Foods Market, Marketing Director
Whole Foods Market - SW, Vice President of Purchasing
Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
- Executive Chef
- Director of Culinary Development
Woman’s Athletic Club, Health and Fitness Director
Women’s Foodservice Forum, President and CEO
Wyndham, Executive Chef
Wynn Las Vegas
- Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage
- VP of Culinary Operations
Yale University
- Purchasing Director
- Director of Dining Operations
Yum! Brands, Inc.
- Chief Sustainability Officer
- Executive Chairman