Atlanta Foodservice Expo Selects Advisory Council

    Industry News | February 28, 2014

    Atlanta Foodservice Expo announced the 2014 Atlanta Foodservice Expo advisory council. The show management team has compiled a group consisting of 19 industry leaders to assist with the continued development of the event and ensure the needs of the local industry are well served at the show.


    The 2014 Advisory Council Members are:


    Ø  Frank Abbinanti, area executive chef (Atlanta region), Levy Restaurants/GWCC

    Ø  Paul Baldasaro, chief operating officer, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

    Ø  Archna Becker, president, Bhojanic

    Ø  Karen Bremer, executive director, Georgia Restaurant Association

    Ø  Alexander Busch, director of F&B/executive chef, Atlanta Marriot Marquis

    Ø  Cathy Colasanto, director of operations, Turner Food & Spirits Co.

    Ø  Patrick Cuccaro, general manager, Affairs to Remember Caterers

    Ø  Paul Damico, president, Moe’s Southwest Grill

    Ø  Michael Deihl, executive chef, East Lake Golf Club

    Ø  Toby Franklin, chief operating officer, Rocket Farm Restaurants

    Ø  Chip Haight, director of purchasing, Levy Restaurants/GWCC

    Ø  Robby Kukler, co-founder & partner, Fifth Group Restaurants

    Ø  Amy Patterson, vice president, business development and corporate events, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Ø  Holly Royston, food sourcing manager, Atlanta Community Food Bank

    Ø  Todd Rushing, partner, Concentrics Restaurants

    Ø  Daryl Shular, executive chef/chief academic officer, Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta

    Ø  Jim Sprouse, executive director, Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association

    Ø  Tracy Stuckrath, president and chief connecting officer, Thrive! Meetings and Events

    Ø  Hilary White, owner/executive chef, The Hil, a restaurant at Serenbe


    A key objective for the council is to assist show management with building awareness in the local community about the event to significantly increase the attendance and attract a larger group of exhibitors.


    Atlanta Foodservice Expo is an event in Georgia that brings together under one roof all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries with a broad range of suppliers. The second edition will be held October 13—14, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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