Mentors to the 2023 Silver Plate Class
Liz Smith, Former CEO | Bloomin' Brands
- Mentor to David Deno, CEO | Bloomin' Brands
Willie Brown, Associate Vice Chancellor, Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises | University of California, Santa Barbara
- Mentor to Jill Horst, Executive Director of Campus Dining | University of California, Santa Barbara
Tom Newcomb, Owner & Principal | Corporate Dining, Inc. & Campus Dining, Inc.
- Mentor to Sharon Eliatamby, Senior Project Manager | The World Bank Group
Martha Rardin, Former Director, Nutrition and Dietetics | Center for Diabetes Excellence, Hendricks Community Hospital
- Mentor to Randall J Sparrow, Director of Food & Environmental Services | ProHealth Care
Mary-Rose Hannum, Chief Fresh Food and Beverage Experience | Wawa
- Mentor to Mendy Meriwether, Director of Fresh Food | Wawa
Joe Essa, Founder | MKM Hospitality
- Mentor to Richard "Dickie" Brennan, Jr., Founder | Dickie Brennan & Co.
Chris Burkhardt, Chief Operating Officer | Cincinnati Public Schools
- Mentor to Jessica Shelly, Director of Student Dining Services | Cincinnati Public Schools
Chef Jennifer Bargisen, Vice President, Culinary | Sodexo Live!
- Mentor to Chef Max Knoepfel, Executive Chef | Music City Center
Paul Brown, Co-Founder & CEO | Inspire Brands
- Mentor to Rob Lynch, President & CEO | Papa John's International