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John Coker

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Compass Group of North America

John Coker is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. He is also a noted speaker on public health and nutrition for corporations and universities across the United States. Currently, John serves as senior vice president of supply chain management for the Compass Group of North America. Previously, he led AVI Foodsystems as chief creative officer and executive vice president of corporate strategy for more than 12 years.

Brandon C. Cook

Executive Chef of Culinary R & D
The Cheesecake Factory

With over 25 years of culinary experience working in casual and upscale dining establishments, Chef Brandon Cook has spent the last 18 of those years working side-by-side with Corporate Executive Chef Bob Okura and David Overton, the CEO and Founder of The Cheesecake Factory.

Dan Coudreaut

Managing Director
Coudreaut & Associates

In more than 30 years in the restaurant, from the white table cloth restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel to the Drive-Thru at McDonald’s, Chef Dan has created and articulated a culinary vision that inspired real change in food quality, brand trust and all while driving the business. Chef Dan is now the Managing Partner of Coudreaut & Associates | Culinary Solutions, a Culinary Consulting practice helping food Companies get the most out of their Culinary Teams.

Jann Dickerson

Think Food

Widely known for her insights to create compelling vision, setting strategic direction, and increasing consumer demand for agribusinesses and ag marketing boards, Jann’s food career has spanned working at General Mills, Ketchum Food Marketing and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. She has helped a multitude of clients strengthen their marketing over the years including National Cattleman’s Beef Association, Land O’ Lakes, Dole, Kikkoman, CA Almond Board, CA Strawberry Commission and many more. \

Ciarán Duffy

Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef
Moe’s Southwest Grill

Ciarán Duffy joins Moe’s Southwest Grill, a brand within the FOCUS Brands portfolio, as Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef. His previous role was Director of Research & Development for FOCUS Brands Channels Group, where he developed licensed products for the consumer-packaged goods and foodservice divisions, for each of the FOCUS Brands snack and restaurant brands. In his new role, Ciarán works with the Moe’s leadership team and franchise community on menu innovation to create new platforms, flavor profiles and ingredients to continue the bold and unique dining experience at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Chef Ciarán brings more than 20 years of professional culinary experience to the table.

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