About Us

Our Story
We realized that often the people teaching food handling safety techniques to chefs and food service professionals alike were not actually in the Hospitality or Food Service Industry themselves.
Our Team
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Main Principal / Lead Consultant
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Events Staffing Director
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Event Staffing Manager
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Marketing Manager / Recruitment
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ServSafe Manager / Culinary Consultant
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Operational / Financial Consultant
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Nutrition / Registered Dietitian Consultant
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Instructor and Food Service Consultant
Picture of Chef George Dennis CEC CCE AAC 
Food Service Consultant
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Instructor and Food Service Consultant
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Administrative Assistant / Marketing
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Chef Consultant / Instructor
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Chef Instructor / Culinary Field Leader
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Director of Barketing and Fun Coordinator
Our Clients
"Culinary Cultivations is the only partner to choose when building a restaurant from the ground up. Their professional staff will help you construct, build, and cost a menu. They will help get your staff certified and trained. They are of the utmost professionalism and I would trust them with any size project".
Brad Ritter, Customer Development Specialist
Gordon Food Service®