Jason Behrends, Ph.D., CCS

Jason Behrends, Ph.D., CCS®    
Business Development
Red Arrow
Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 979-575-6959


Anh Nguy

Anh Nguy   
Project Leader, Culinology
Ingredion Incorporated
Bridgewater, NJ
Phone: 908-809-2410


Paul Rockwell, CEC, CFS

Paul Rockwell, CEC, CFS   
Corporate Chef
Diversified Foods & Seasonings
Madisonville, LA
Phone: 985-249-0787


Justin Kanthak, CCS

Justin Kanthak, CCS®, CRC®   
National Account Manager
Griffith Foods Inc.
Bartlett, IL
Phone: 708-986-8825


Catherine Proper, CEC

Catherine Proper, CEC   
Senior Director, Product Development, Quality Assurance & Regulatory
Supervalu, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN
Phone: 952-238-2854


Gerrie Bouchard, CRC, MBA

Gerrie Bouchard, CRC®, MBA   
President, Strategist & Product Development
Culinary Contents
Laurel Springs, NJ
Phone: 856-628-1735

Amanda Bushong

Amanda Bushong   
Director of Merchandising
Kansas City Steak Company
Kansas City, MO
Phone: 904-477-7994

Erich Chieca

Erich Chieca   
Director of Culinary Sales
Sadler's Smokehouse, Inc. 
Commerce Township, MI
Phone: 734-347-9104

Jeff Cowles, CCS

Jeff Cowles, CCS®   
Director of Culinary Sales
St. Simons Island, GA
Phone: 513-374-4317

Stephen A. Kalil, CEC, CRC

Stephen A. Kalil, CEC, CRC®   
Culinary Curator
Flavor Design Studio
Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-770-9490

Jaime Mestan, CSC

Jaime Mestan, CSC®   
Director of Bistro Products
Vienna Beef Ltd.
Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 708-821-3281

Nelson Serrano-Bahri

Nelson Serrano-Bahri   
Vice President & Executive Chef
Puerto Rico Food Innovations, LLC
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Phone: 401-261-8862

Kami R. Smith, C.E.P.C.

Kami R. Smith, C.E.P.C.   
Director of Culinary Showcasing
Pecan Deluxe Candy Company
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-955-9640

Rosemary Trout, M.S. in Food Science and Biotechnology

Rosemary Trout, M.S. in Food Science and Biotechnology   
Assistant Clinical Professor & Program Director, Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-895-6025

Barbara Zatto

Barbara Zatto   
Chef, Culinologist, Food Writer
Shoreline, WA
Phone: 206-617-0749

Board Member At-Large


Michael S. Cheng, Ph.D., CHE   
Interim Dean
Florida International University
South Miami, FL
Phone: 305-919-4506

Board Advisor

Allen Freed

Allen Freed   
AJ Freed, LLC
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-989-8000

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