Foodservice Council for Women

Foodservice Council for Women

Foodservice Council for Women

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, CENTER STAGE 


The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY and Kathleen Wood, Founder, of Kathleen Wood Partners are delighted to host the Foodservice Council for Women (FSCW) annual panel discussion. Launched in 2001, the FSCW was created to promote the importance of women and leadership in the foodservice industry and allow a place for networking, sharing insights and stories with other women in the industry. Our industry leaders will address your questions in an interactive panel on Center Stage. Don't miss 2018's stellar line up! 

Foodservice Council for Women 2018 Panelists:

Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Morph Hospitality


Partner/Executive Chef, El Toro Blanco


CEO, City Harvest
International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY 2018 Beacon Award Recipient 


Director of Business Development, M Tucker 


Vice President, Operations, Unidine & President SHFM


CEO/Founder, MenuTrinfo 



Kathleen Wood, Co-Founder, Foodservice Council for Women

Kathleen Wood, Co-Founder, Foodservice Council for Women

Kathleen is the founder of Kathleen Wood Partners, an innovative growth strategy firm, specializing in transforming visions into reality through strategy brand optimization and leadership development. The scope of Kathleen Wood Partners spans from hospitality, healthcare, service, manufacturing and retail clients. Her firm consistently works with Fortune 500 leaders, INC 1000 founders and entrepreneurial businesses.

Kathleen is a nationally recognized growth strategist, motivational speaker and author, and a proven leader in business and non-profits. She blends her corporate sensibility and rigor with entrepreneurial vigor and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions. In 2010 she published her first book, The BEST Shift of Your Life –  The Restaurant Manager’s Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant.

Kathleen’s successful career experience features extensive strategic and executive leadership in operations, franchising, sales and marketing.

Kathleen is the co-founder of Foodservice Council for Women. Kathleen is a past president and board member of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.  She is also a past Executive Committee Member and Board Member for Women’s Foodservice Forum.

Kathleen has never left her operational roots and is a founder and business partner in Suzy’s Swirl, a frozen dessert concept founded by herself, her sister Sue and niece Jen Tierno.  Their vision is to re-ignite the American Dream through swirling frozen goodness, swirling greatness and swirling gratitude with their innovative frozen dessert concept.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in hotel restaurant and management from University of Wisconsin – Stout and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.

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