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R&IIvy Awards

May 21, 2006
The Field Museum, Chicago

2005 Ivy Award Dinner Attendees

  • Rick Blount, chief executive officer, Antoine’s, New Orleans
  • Arun Sampanthavivat, chef-owner, Arun’s, Chicago
  • Joseph Bastianich, owner, Babbo, New York City
  • Paul Kahan, chef-owner, Blackbird, Chicago
  • Dean Wright, director of dining services, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Carlos Nieto, owner, Carlos’ Restaurant, Highland Park, Ill.
  • Colleen Wright-Riva, director of dining and retail services, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Mary Niven, vice president food and beverage, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Martin Breslin, director for culinary operations, Harvard University Dining Services, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Jamie Coulter, chief executive officer, Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Wichita, Kan.
  • Mary Keysor, director of nutrition services, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
  • Gary Gunderson, director of dining and hospitality services, MBNA America Bank, Wilmington, Del.
  • Sharon Cox, director of food and nutrition services, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York City
  • Carol Sherman, senior network director, foodservice, NYU Medical Center, New York City
  • Micheline Piekarski, foodservice director, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Ill.
  • Alfred Thimm, president and chief operating officer, The Palm Restaurants, Washington, D.C.
  • Sarah Johnson, director of dining services, Purdue University Residences, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • John Peukert, assistant superintendent, San Bernadino City Unified School District, San Bernadino, Calif.
  • Ted Balestreri, president and chief executive officer, Sardine Factory, Monterey, Calif.
  • Rafi Taherian, executive director, Stanford Dining, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  • Kris Schroeder, director of nutrition services, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
  • Paul Fisherkeller, president and chief executive officer, Taco John’s, Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Todd Slossberg, executive chef, Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.
  • Julaine Kiehn, director of campus dining services, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo.
  • Michael Gratz, director, hospitality services, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Patti Dollarhide, director of nutrition services, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.
  • Mary Kimbrough, corporate director of nutrition and hospitality services, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Dallas, Texas

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