Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Wair Joins Reitano Design Group

Foodservice industry veteran joins the Indianapolis-based firm as a design principal.

Parts Town Gets New Investor

Berkshire Partners buys into the Illinois-based parts distributor.

CIA Students Bake a Celebratory Cake

  The Culinary Institute of America marked its 70th anniversary with a cake made by students and decorated in school colors.

Dina Altieri, Dean of the School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College

Chef Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE, CHE, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. In 1997 she began her career as a culinary educator and department chair at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, Calif. She earned a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree from Johnson State College in 2005 while working as chef instructor and associate dean for the New England Culinary Institute. In 2008 Chef Altieri joined the faculty at Kendall College and earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from Walden University. In 2011 she earned the designation of ACF National Chef Educator of the Year and has coached Kendall’s nationally acclaimed ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl team. In 2015, Chef Altieri was named the Dean of the School of Culinary Arts. Here she discusses culinary education for today’s technology-forward students.