Vice President of Product Innovation and Development, SONIC®

Scott Uehlein is vice president of product innovation and development for the Oklahoma Citybased national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. He oversees the SONIC team of culinary experts, managing the development of innovative menu items.

Uehlein previously served as vice president of food and beverage at the renowned Canyon Ranch Resorts based Tucson, AZ. Prior to Canyon Ranch Resorts, he served as corporate chef at ILX Resorts, now a wholly owned division of Diamond Resorts International, where he was responsible for all menu development and implementation. Uehlein brings more than three decades of experience in the restaurant industry to SONIC’s culinary team.

Scott serves as a member of the Business and Industry Leadership Council for Menus of Change, a health, wellness and sustainability initiative cofounded by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard School of Public Health. He is also a member of the Society of Fellows and Healthy Menus Collaborative, that is also associated with the Culinary Institute of America. He is on the National Advisory Board for the culinary mentoring program Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and serves as the chair of the Nutrition Committee for the Regional Food Bank of Central Oklahoma.

Uehlein received his degree from the Culinary Institute of America and did additional studies at The School for American Chefs, at Beringer Vineyards in California. A native of New Jersey, Uehlein, his wife Pamela and their three daughters reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.