Account Manager, Registered Dietitian at Datassential
With a strong background in food, nutrition and business - holding a combined MBA/RD from Dominican University - Marie brings Datassential a unique culinary perspective and health-driven point of view. Restaurant chains and suppliers have relied on Marie’s expertise in menu and product development, and for years she has helped foodservice and retail companies excel in innovation. Marie is a member of the Menus of Change Business Leadership Council, a group of leading chefs, food and foodservice executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and social innovators working to inform, support, and confront issues that are surrounding the food industry today. Marie routinely speaks at industry events and conferences and has been interviewed by several publications including BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.
Datassential makes the food industry smarter, providing trend software, predictive analytics, and consumer insights that help manufacturers, food retailers, and chain restaurants innovate and sell more intelligently.
Priyanka Naik is a self-taught Indian vegan chef, Food Network champion, Quibi Dishmantled Winner, TV Host and Author. She is a food and TV personality, who hosts Dish it Healthy with Priyanka Naik a Tastemade original clean-eating food show on Food Network Kitchen and is the author of THE MODERN TIFFIN out on November 2, 2021 (available for PRI-order now). An avid traveler who’s been to nearly forty countries, her globally inspired original recipes, with a focus on sustainability, have been featured on her blog Chef Priyanka, IGTV—hosting her own digital series “Cook With Chef Pri at 3,” and are incorporated into her regular speaking appearances. She has garnered attention from and been featured on The Today show, Bon Appétit, CNN, Forbes, GQ, The Beet, Well + Good, Medium, and more. She has partnered with several brands, including Coca-Cola, Amazon, and Uniqlo for brand campaigns. Priyanka is first-generation, Indian American, raised on Staten Island, New York, and has two elder sisters. Her Indian heritage is very important to her cooking style and lifestyle, so much so that she even learned her native language of Kannada before English and weaves in Indian elements throughout all of her original vegan cooking. She attributes her devotion to her Indian roots and passion for Indian food to her loving and supportive parents.
Corporate Executive Chef of National Accounts for Nestlé Professional
Matthew Jordan is the Corporate Executive Chef of National Accounts for Nestlé Professional. Jordan works with the top national restaurant brands in North America to build their menus. He is a 7-Time Food Network Competition Show Veteran and Television Professional. He won Comeback Kitchen Season 2 and Cutthroat Kitchen (Episode Canoe Jack City) on the Food Network. Jordan is Voted “Most Influential in Valley Food” by Arizona Foothills Magazine, 2017 and 2021. He is a Television Host and On Air Personality as seen on Young Hollywood, The List TV Show, NBC, ABC and FOX. Jordan is a fine-dining restaurant chef with over 13-years of luxury experience. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. Jordan is also a Karate Black Belt and Triathlete.