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Food service innovator to speak April 23

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Don MillerDon Miller, one of the first food-service professionals to bring culinary arts into the health care arena, will present the 35th annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture Thursday, April 23.

Miller's lecture, "The Latest Trends in Health Care and Food Service: Secrets to Success," will be at 2:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union's Forum Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Miller, a consultant and 33-year veteran in food-service management, is one of only five people in the nation who is both a registered dietitian and a certified executive chef. He is known for being instrumental in improving hospital food service.

"Don Miller is nationally known for his passion about quality improvement in health care food-service. His consulting firm has helped hospitals around the country to revitalize and revolutionize their patient, employee and guest food-service operations," said Deborah D. Canter, head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.

Miller founded and is chair of Don Miller Associates, the largest group of health care food-service consultants in North America. He is past president of the California Dietetic Association's San Diego chapter and helped to found the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Food Service Administrators. He has also been a contributing editor to the National Culinary Review and has been nationally recognized for improving food quality and service in the noncommercial sector.

This article was posted on Thursday, April 9, 2009, and is filed under Hospitality Management.