Ian Ramirez

Ian Ramirez

Director of Culinary Innovation and Operations
Creative Dining Services
Zeeland, MI

With over 20 years’ experience, Ian started his career in the restaurant industry at a young age. After serving as the Executive Chef at multiple restaurants, he made a transition to the private chef and corporate chef world.

Currently Ian serves as the Corporate Chef for Creative Dining Services with the title of Director of Culinary Innovation and Operations. In addition, he Chairs the 'Culinary Innovation Council' a group that focuses on staying ahead of food trends, annually host a three day intense hands on chef training summit called “Chef Lab” and develops design thinking approaches towards menu development. His current passion is his Millennial Innovation Panel where he focuses on culinary trends thru the lens of the Millennial as they have the largest buying power of any generation. Thru this data he hopes to find out what motivates this financial powerhouse.

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