A fresh face for FoodService Director’s Chefs’ Council

By 
Dana Moran, Managing Editor

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FoodService Director is pleased to welcome some new members to its Chefs’ Council, a panel of chefs from C&U, B&I, hospitals, senior living and K-12. On a rotating basis, these experts answer questions about food trends and ideas. And in October, FSD will host a dozen Chefs’ Council members at our first Chefs’ Council Summit at the University of Michigan, sponsored by Avocados From Mexico and Land O’Lakes. Look out for highlights in the pages of FSD and online in the coming months.

Meet the 2017 Chefs’ Council

Carrie Anderson
Executive chef for residential dining
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Ill.

John Andrews
Corporate director of culinary and nutritional services
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services
Columbus, Ohio

Vincent Antonelli
Executive chef for Sodexo at Florida Blue
Jacksonville, Fla.

Mark Augustine
Executive Chef & Operations Manager
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minneapolis, Minn.

Tim Bruce
Executive chef
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Matthew Cervay
System executive chef
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pa.

Bill Claypool
Assistant director/executive chef
Vanderbilt University Campus Dining
Nashville

Cameron Clegg
Executive chef
Parkhurst Dining at Highmark
Pittsburgh

David Cohen
Corporate executive chef
Morrison Community Living
Lagrangeville. N.Y.

Katie Cowie
Eurest Dining
Boeing
Seattle

Shep Drinkwater
Executive chef, Vi at Bentley Village
Vi Living
Naples, Fla.

Rocky Dunnam
Executive chef
Elizabeth Jane Bivins Culinary Center
Amarillo, Texas

Stephanie Dyehouse
Chef
Cincinnati Public Schools
Cincinnati, Ohio

Eric Eisenberg
Corporate executive chef/retail operations manager
Swedish Health Services
Seattle

Eric Ernest
Executive chef
University of Southern California Hospitality
Los Angeles

Aran Essig
Executive Chef
Northern Colorado University
Greeley, Colo.

Iraj Fernando
Executive chef/foodservice director
Southern Foodservice Management Inc. at Bosch LLC
Broadview, Ill.

Kevin Frank
District chef
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit

Timothy Gee
Executive chef
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, N.J.

Gregory Gefroh
Executive chef
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, N.D.

Brian Head
Food services operations specialist
Fairfax County Public Schools
Falls Church, Va.

JP Krause
Executive chef
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colo.

Anthonie Lardiere
Director of catering
Centerplate at Indiana Convention Center and Colts Stadium
Indianapolis

Bill Laychur
Corporate executive chef for culinary support services
Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pa.

David Leach
Executive chef—Memorial Student Dining Center
University of Wisconsin Stout
Stout, Wis.

Jennifer Leamons
Executive chef, 
Sodexo at Carolina Health Care Stanly
Albemarle, N.C.

Tracey MacRae
Campus executive chef
University of Washington Housing & Food Services
Seattle

Dewey McMurrey
Hospitality services executive chef of operations,
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Ryan McNulty
Director of culinary development
Metz Culinary Management
Dallas, Pa.

Darla Mehrkens
Executive chef,
Carilion Clinic
Roanoke, Va.

Mark Miller
Director of dining
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Jeff Muldrow
Executive chef
Mather Senior Living
Evanston, IL

Shawn Noack
Food and beverage director, Morningside of Fullerton
Morningside Retirement
Fullerton, Calif.

Drew Patterson
Culinary director for nutrition, Ohio State
University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Steve Plescha
Executive chef
Pennswood Village
Newton, Pa.

Vince Scimone
Director of child nutrition
Grossmont Union High School District
La Mesa, Calif.

Mickey Sellard
Executive chef/manager of dining services,
Golden Living Administrative Services
Fort Smith, Ark.

Adam Smith
Executive chef
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, N.C.

Jonathan Smith
Senior regional chef
TouchPoint Support Services
Sandy Springs, Ga.

Ben Staples
Director of food services
Cuyahoga Group
Sandusky, Ohio

Adam Strauss
Foodservice Director
Columbia Presbyterian Healthcare
Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

Christopher Studtmann
District executive chef for Sodexo
Northwestern University
Evanston, Ill.

Roy Sullivan
Executive chef
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco

Erick Swanson
Manager of Catering and Special Events
Greenville County Schools
Greenville, S.C.

Craig Tarrant
Director of culinary operations
Compass Group at Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities
Redmond, Wash.

Janna Traver
Executive chef/assistant director, KU Dining Services
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kan.

Brent Trudeau
Executive chef/ production manager
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Houston

Frank Turchan
Executive chef for Michigan Dining
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kayla Webb
Executive Chef
MUSE School
Calabasas, Calif.
 

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