PROFESSIONAL CORPORATE AND MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE:
~ Unilever Food Solutions - Executive Chef / Manager of Research & Development
~ International Flavors and Fragrances - Executive Chef / Director of Culinary Affairs
~ ConAgra Foods - Executive Chef / Director of Culinary Business Development
~ ConAgra Food Service - Executive Chef - National Accounts
NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXPERIENCE:
~ Couturier North American
~ deep, A Marlin Network Agency
~ The Alchemedia Project
~ Black Angus Restaurants
~ The Catalina Group. Carrows/Coco's
~ Galardi Group: Wienerschnitzel, Tastee-Freez, The Original Hamburger Stand
~ Van Law Foods
~ MIDAS Foods International: Michigan Dessert Corporation, American Saucery
~ Mission Foods
~ Bush Brothers
~ Ready Pac Produce, Inc.
~ Outback Steakhouse
~ TGI Friday's
~ Olive Garden
~ Yum! Brands, Domestic and International: Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silver's.
~ Papa John's
~ McDonalds Corporation
~ Burger King Corporation
~ Wendy's Corporation
~ Domino's Pizza
COMMERCIAL RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE:
Ten years of documented Culinary training in a wide range of restaurants, catering, contract, and clubs prior to first privately owned venture.
Former owner/partner, Christopher Martins Restaurant, New Haven, CT.
Opened in 1985. Although no longer involved in this venture, Christopher Martins still thrives as a cornerstone of the New Haven/Yale University area.
Former owner, Chef Martin Inc. Chef Martin Restaurant, Branford, CT.
Upscale dining venture specializing in a wide menu array. Predominantly sauté and grill, this restaurant was a fine success known for its innovative approach to food and flavors. Chef Martin received much praise from critics as far away as the New York Times.
Former owner, Chef Martin Inc. Roni’s Restaurant, Branford, CT.
Roni’s was designed and developed in response to the recession of the early 1990’s. It featured an upscale fresh pasta-based menu with broad appeal. Far from the typical Italian pasta restaurant, it featured creative and innovative pasta-based options in unique and delicious applications.
Research Chefs Association - Founding Member
American Culinary Federation
National Restaurant Association
National Pork Board Food Service Advisory Council
Bush Beans Expert Panel
Culinary Institute of America
Institute of Food Technologists
Johnson & Wales University Alumnus
Instructor / Lecturer at California State Fullerton Arboretum, Friends of the Arboretum
Guest appearance on Home Plate with Chef Marvin Woods