Thank you to all of our HEE East participants!
The HEE Advisory Council is a volunteer position made up of food and beverage professionals to provide insight and guidance for the content, growth and planning of the HEE program.
Stuart Melia, Brittenn Cocktail Productions
Mike Tolley, Beverage by Design
Kevin Ball, Affinity Gaming
Vince Barrett, Network Hospitality
Jeffrey Bartfield, Proximo Spirits
Beth Borkosky, American Beverage Marketers
Mark Boyton, Putt Shack
Kathy Casey, KCLK
Chris Coursen, Hospitality Brands
Brandon Crisler, Trellis Wine & Spirits
Matt Durbin, Durbin Consulting
Ed Eiswirth, Royal Caribbean
Adam Flierl, PLA
Kim Gouch, Ignite Creative Services
Clay Hall, Delicato Family Vineyards
Michael Herchuck, American Social
William Hinkebein, American Beverage Marketers
Mitchie Kanda, Houlihans
Jeffrey Koch, Shaw Ross Importers
Nik Kundra, Partender
Cory Lattuca, Upward Projects
Brian Lebredo, Texas Roadhouse
Danny Moch, Campari America
Bryan O’Rourke, Oneida Hospitality Group
Jayne Portnoy, JP Consulting
Philip Raimondo, The Kerry Group
Stuart Robinson, Heaven Hill
Jennifer Rubright, Deutsch Wine & Spirits
Anthony Ruizcalderon, Sazerac
Richard Schneider, Areas
Joe Smith, Monin
Jose Suarez, Coco Lopez
Diane Svehlak, Q Mixers
Trudy Thomas, Red Pebbles
Celia Waddington, Ignite Create Services
Ben Wamboldt, Trinchero Family Estates
Danny Williamson, Furious Spoon
Katherine Wojcik, Kimpton Hotels
CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) recently celebrated its 15th year helping families in the food and beverage industry. CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Give back to the industry that has given so much to each of us.
HDRF was created by Tony Abou-Ganim, as a way of honoring his cousin Helen who beat two battles with breast cancer . She is truly an inspiration to those living with the disease. HDRF helps women in the Bartending community affected with breast cancer.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and employability skills training to build a pipeline of talent for the restaurant industry. The NRAEF awards scholarships to students and educators to provide continued education.
Our dear friend and one of our 2013 HEE Icon Award Winner, Jimmy Skeadas was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2018. HEE is committed to help raise awareness and funds, to help with medical expenses. Those who know Jimmy, know how much he has contributed to our industry.