Mike Kostyo

HeadshotSenior Publications Manager, Datassential

Session: How to Become a Better Trend Spotter

Get to Know Mike

Mike Kostyo is the Senior Publications Manager at Datassential, the food industry's leading market research and trends company. At Datassential, Kostyo oversees the company's seven TrendSpotting magazines, which combine real-world trend examples with both consumer and operator research. Kostyo is a recurring guest on Fusion TV's "The AV Club Show"; has been featured on WGN Radio, CBS Radio, and Gimlet Media's "Why We Eat What We Eat"; is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines; and he was a judge on Food Network's "Eating America." He's also a member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council and the Association of Food Journalists. In his spare time he teaches cooking classes at Chicago's Peterson Garden Project. Kostyo earned a master’s in gastronomy from Boston University, plus certificates in the culinary arts, baking arts, wine, and artisan cheese production.