President and Founder, Cutting Edge Innovation
Jeff is president and founder of Cutting Edge Innovation, a firm that advises corporations on innovation and foodservice strategy, menu and product platform development as well as disruptive innovation and speed to market.
Jeff has spent 20 years in the food and beverage industry driving sales by creating world class teams and products, most recently as the Vice President and Executive Chef at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., one of the world’s leading franchisors of quick service restaurants serving coffee, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, and ice cream at over 19,000 restaurants in more than 60 countries worldwide. In this capacity, he led a team of 22 chefs, food scientists, bakers and coffee experts as he oversaw global innovation and product development for all Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins product categories.
Prior to Dunkin Brands, Jeff put his Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales to work in numerous restaurant and corporate positions including kitchen management, operations, supply chain, commercialization, and R&D.
A dynamic public speaker, Jeff also worked as a media personality fo Dunkin appearing on the Food Network’s show Rewrapped as a judge, MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki, and even made thanksgiving turkey with NFL star Rob Gronkowski, as well a number of other local, national and social media appearances. He has spoken globally at industry conferences on the subject of innovation including the Innovation Enterprise, International Egg Commission, the David Michael Roadshow and The Culinary Institute of America Menu’s of Change. He currently resides in Boston and spends his free time cooking, cycling, playing guitar, and flying locally as a private pilot.