Culinary Innovation Manager
Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA Company
Dave Histed is the Culinary Innovation Manager for Retail Business Services (a company of Ahold Delhaize USA) were he leads the development, implementation, and execution of culinary innovation and renovation across the private brands portfolio of products. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY), his background includes Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton properties as well as culinary design services for clients such as the US Highbush Blueberry Council, the Almond Board of California, and the Asterisk Uno professional sailing team. Known for his dynamic presentations and innovative cuisine, he has cooked throughout Europe and South America and has won numerous innovation awards including winning "The Grocerant Chef's Solution Challenge", "The Safeway Search for our Next Top Chef Challenge", and a coveted position on the "Share our Strength Conference of Leaders" panel. Chef Dave is a longtime supporter of the non-profit “Share our Strength”, whose mission is to end childhood hunger.