When all is said and done, it’s all about the food. CulinArt is a “Food First” company whose culinary professionals emphasize, and are trained, to produce meals from fresh, raw ingredients. CulinArt believes the dining experience should emanate from freshly prepared ingredients, sourced locally and in a manner that sustains animal, aquatic and plant life, minimizes environmental impact, and accommodates sound nutritional habits. We shun corporate templates, standardized recipe databases and procurement-driven menu development. Our chefs and managers make purchasing decisions based on the specific needs and desires of their customers. Our Culinary Development team ensures that CulinArt is at the forefront with regard to quick service, dining trends, innovations and breakthroughs in menu design. Our Director of Culinary Development and his team of regional chefs continually create new menu offerings drawing inspiration from authentic regional and international fare, as well as the latest cutting-edge culinary trends experienced in restaurants and reported on in trade magazines and food blogs. Visits to farms and markets, meetings with food product representatives, and national food and nutrition conferences also help to spark the inventiveness and originality we pride ourselves on. We provide dedicated culinary leadership within each sector/region of the business through our Regional Chefs’ Network. A collection of CulinArt’s premier culinary talent, the Regional Chefs’ Network is a group of senior chefs that represent CulinArt accounts, led by our director of culinary development. The Network promotes the sharing of information between its members and CulinArt’s chefs and managers. Members of the Regional Chefs’ Network are actively involved in recipe development and testing, as well as researching new programs and creating new concepts.