I am the President and CEO of M. Diamond, LLC-“Diamond Approach!”. My company’s mission is to assist foodservice businesses improve their brand loyalty and increase sales by blending the right solutions to deliver the right products and services. I leverage my food service, business, culinary and nutrition expertise to define these solutions for industry challenges. I will retool, reignite, or reengage you, your brand or foodservice business with creative & trailblazing ideas. My firm has an amazing ability to synthesize the needs of multiple players within your organization and to customize approaches for your initiatives and success. I specialize in foodservice and focus on the end user consumer. Industry resource, connector and opportunity identifier.
My background is uniquely diverse which spans the full range of foodservice from operations to sales/marketing, to a Professor in the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to business developments and solution selling, and to executive management of a national association. My prior work experiences include the National Client/Industry Relations Manager for worldwide food service technology company, the position of Industry Spokesperson and Corporate Marketing and Sales Dietitian for a national beverage manufacturer and a Professor at Farleigh Dickinson University. My early career as a food and beverage director of commercial and volume foodservice operations prepared me to understand operational issues while working with a diverse work force from executives to entry-level staff.
I was honored to be the recipient of the distinguished Founder’s Award from the Dietitians and Business in Communications Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world; and the honored recipient of the distinguished President’s Award from The National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM). HFM (currently named Association of Healthcare Foodservice) is the only professional society dedicated to senior on-staff healthcare foodservice management professionals and their suppliers. I have served on the Board of Directors and chaired committees for affiliate chapters of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (former chair for Dietitians in Business and Communication), American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators, International School of Hospitality and Tourism at Fairleigh Dickinson University, International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show -Industry Advisory Committee and local food banks. My expertise in culinary nutrition enabled the induction into an invitation-only culinary organization, Chaine des Rotisseurs. I have a Masters in Foodservice Business Administration from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts in Food and Nutritional Science from Queens College, a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.