Greg Drescher

Vice President Strategic Initiatives & Industry Leadership, The Culinary Institute of America

Greg Drescher oversees CIA leadership programs for the foodservice industry, digital media, and strategic partnerships. He is the creator of the college’s influential Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival, the annual Worlds of Healthy Flavors and Menus of Change leadership conferences, presented in partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, the Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative, and numerous other CIA “think tank” initiatives.

In 2008, Drescher was appointed by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine to its Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake, whose final report was published in 2010. Before joining the CIA in 1995 as Director of Education at the college’s Greystone campus in California’s Napa Valley, Mr. Drescher jointly spearheaded a multi-year collaboration of some of the world’s leading health experts and organizations—including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the World Health Organisation.