Terry Frishman - Principal, Culinest, a boutique food consultancy - helps culinary businesses to profitably scale and excel.
Terry specializes in innovative planning, moving businesses forward with purpose and profits. Her 12 Culinest MegaTrends©, developed after working with thousands of entrepreneurs in classrooms and as a consultant, when layered with company goals, strengths and values, consumer behavior, partnerships and other external factors - drives new ideas and meaningful business opportunities.
As a brainstormer and guest speaker, Terry has encouraged Innovation, Disruption and New Meaningful Opportunities in the Food Industry at the Culinary Institute of America, to CEOs at The Helm Society, as well as to Fortune 500 Global Brand Strategy, Customer Insights, Brand Analytics & Guest Experience Teams.
Terry has been guest speaker on the Food Network, BevNet and at the International Fancy Food and Restaurant Shows. She has taught at the Institute for Culinary Education, ICC, Natural Gourmet Institute, New School Food Studies, NYU, SBA and Columbia Business School. She also has been a Director and Officer for the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, Roundtable for Women in Foodservice and International Wine & Food Society.
Terry has a Columbia MBA and worked in product management at Kraft General Foods. Terry has also spoken on Social Entrepreneurship / Creating a Social Business Plan, as a parallel event to the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations with the African Moringa Alliance, and for Ben Applebaum Foundation cohort programs.