Chef Csukor has accumulated over 28 years of experience in product development, culinary training, marketing, and purchasing. Serving in senior positions with commerical chains, non-commercial management companies and marketing firms, John has held leadership positions with AMF Bowling Centers, Starbucks Coffee Company, The California Raisin Marketing Board, The Food Group, Compass Group USA, Motorola Hospitality Group, and The United States Marine Corps.
John received formal culinary education through the degree program at Johnson and Wales University, with all continuing education through the CIA St. Helena and Hyde Park campuses. John maintains a strong desire to balance art and science through long-term membership in the Research Chefs Association, as well as the American Culinary Federation.
Valued for his traveled insight, industry tenure and preemptive sense of food trend and direction, Chef John and KOR Food Innovation are regular contributing editors to several technical trade publications throughout the year. Some notable published works are Flavor and the Menu, Product Development Magazine, Culinology Magazine, The Food Network Magazine, and Food Product Design.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Can Can
Potluck Must Have: The ability to not attend. (I don't do potluck.)
Beverage Go-to: Sparkling water in any form
Taste Aversion: Grocery birthday cakes. Particularly with red, blue or green icing.
Food Inspiration: My hungarian and Chilean heritage