Atlanta Foodservice Expo LLC announced today the 2015 Atlanta Foodservice Expo Advisory Council. The Show Management team has compiled a dynamic group of industry leaders to assist with the continued development of the show.


The 2015 Advisory Council Members include:


  •   Paul Baldasaro, COO, Mellow Mushroom
  •   Archna Becker, president, Bhojanic
  •   Rafih Benjelloun, chef and owner, Imperial Fez
  •   Karen Bremer, executive director, Georgia Restaurant Association
  •   Kully Crean, president, American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association
  •   Patrick Cuccaro, managing director, Affairs to Remember Caterers
  •   Paul Damico, group president, Focus Brands
  •   Todd Ginsberg, chef & co-owner, The General Muir
  •   Cheryl Glass, executive director, American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association
  •   Mindy Hanan, president, Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance
  •   Scott Hauswirth, food and beverage director, Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
  •   Robby Kukler, co-founder & partner, Fifth Group Restaurants
  •   Todd Rushing, partner, Concentrics Restaurants
  •   Cindy Shera, owner, The Pig & The Pearl / The Shed at Glenwood
  •   Russell Sleight, executive chef, The Westin Peachtree Plaza/Sundial
  •   Paul Slobig, director of food and beverage, The Westin Peachtree Plaza
  •   Jim Sprouse, executive director, Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association
  •   Tracy Stuckrath, president and chief connecting officer, Thrive! Meetings and Events
  •  Riccardo Ullio, chef & owner, U Restaurants


A key objective for the council is to continue assisting show management with building awareness in Georgia and the surrounding markets about the event to significantly increase the attendance and attract a larger group of exhibitors.


Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia to bring together under one roof all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries with a broad range of the best suppliers. The third edition will be held October 19 – 20, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.