Karen Malody FCSI MSW
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Last updated: 1/1/2019
Ms. Karen Malody FCSI MSW
Professional - The Americas
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Culinary Options
4029 SW Kelly Ave.
97239  United States
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206 2836740 (Phone)
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  The Americas
  Pacific Northwest (WA OR ID MT AK WY)
  Business & Industry/Food Services, Convenience Stores, Family Restaurants, Fine Dining, Hotels/Motels, Residential Care, Retail, Supermarkets
  Concept Development, Food Safety & Hygiene, Food Service Merchandising, Kitchen Design, Marketing & Promotion, Menu & Recipe Development, Operating Procedures & Systems, Training
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  B.A., Whitworth College, Spokane, WAMSW, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  Karen Malody, principal of Culinary Options, has worked in and with multiple facets of the industry during her 40 year foodservice career. Her work is primarily focused on concept development, business planning and strategy, and menu and product development. Without a firm concept in place, followed by a business plan that will assure successful execution of the concept, and with a menu from which all design and systems will flow, a client will potentially spend unnecessary money and experience failure. The core principle of integrated elements from idea to implementation to create a harmonious, logical and financially successful operation is a key principle that guides the work of Culinary Options.In 2004 Karen received the FCSI Award for Excellence in Management Advisory Services for her work with Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria.In 2007, she received the FCSI Service Award for her contributions to the Society, the 2008 Consultant of the Year Industry Service Award from Foodservice Equipment & Reports and the 2012 Top Achiever Consultant Award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies. She has worked in multiple commercial and non-commercial segments throughout her career, most recently to include a major hotel chain as well as innovative retirement community foodservice.
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Karen has been a presenter at multiple conferences, to include FCSI (national and international), SFHM, MAFSI, Abastur (Latin America) and Espacia (Chile).She has served both a Conference Chair for FCSI The Americas as well as Chair of the Council for Professional Standards within FCSI The Americas.
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