Dave Zino, a member of the Brand Marketing and Communications team. He works closely with the Culinary Innovations Team and State Beef Councils. Chef Dave wears many hats in this role that range from industry expert, to public speaker, to writer and television personality. He helped launch beef checkoff-funded Beef U: A Foodservice Guide to Beef – an in-depth “train the trainer” program designed to provide the foodservice industry with the latest beef product information and knowledge. Dave also assisted in revising the award-winning publication beef checkoff- funded Creating Crave: A Professionals Guide to Flavor. He was a contributor to beef checkoff-funded The Healthy Beef Cookbook and in 2007, Drovers – Americas beef business source – featured Chef Dave as the “Dean of Beef University.”
Chef Dave is frequently seen on television, heard on radio and quoted in print. During his appearance on the popular Food Network program “Unwrapped,” he revealed tips on how to make the perfect burger. He has made several appearances on “Healthy Flavors of America,” a public television cooking show and also travels the country telling the beef story to universities, professional organizations, dietitians, culinary schools and industry groups.
Chef Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, three culinary certifications from Kendall College and a certification in Menu Research and Development from the Culinary Institute of America. He is a member of the Research Chef’s Association.