Jeff Powell joined CulinArt in 2000 and brought with him over 15 years of private industry experience as an owner-operator of an independent restaurant and a separate off-premises special event caterer, both of which he created from the ground up. In his over two decades with CulinArt, Powell’s experience in the independent school market and corporate dining services directly contributed to CulinArt’s growth.
His passion for the ever-changing food industry has allowed him to share his firsthand experiences with farm-to-table cuisine and sustainable solutions. He has also worked closely with his clients to launch digital and mobile dining platforms. As a graduate of SUNY Delhi with a degree in Hospitality Management, Jeff’s education, career, experience and keen focus have fostered his growth from foodservice director to district manager to, now, vice president of the largest region within CulinArt. Jeff currently manages $175 million in revenue with clients throughout the northeast, including prestigious independent schools and many Fortune 500 corporations. As an active participant in the business development process, clients can trust that his entrepreneurial experience and essence will ensure that CulinArt’s operational, culinary and resource teams deliver creative, custom and financially-sound dining programs, launched quickly, efficiently and successfully, while featuring the latest in food trends, service excellence and digital experiences.