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Webinar: Opportunities in Culinary Sustainability

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: $49
Credit Hour(s): 1

1-2 p.m. ET

Join IAAPA’s Food and Beverage Committee Chair, Bernie Campbell in a webinar all about sustainability in the Food and Beverage segment. It can be challenging to feed the guests who visit cultural attractions, both during the day and for special catered events – these challenges are even more pronounced when the culinary teams are looking to offer dishes that highlight sustainability and minimize impacts. Take a look behind the curtain with sustainability leaders from SSA to explore how they approach everything from local sourcing of ingredients, to recycling, composting, edible food recovery…and maybe even a small peek into the retail/ gift shop space!

A question and answer session will follow the webinar. Attendees are eligible to earn one continuing education unit (1 CEU) towards IAAPA recertification. For more information about IAAPA Certifications, please contact Alissa DeMeglio.


Brian Albaum

Brian Albaum

Director of Culinary Sustainability, SSA Group

Brian has a strong background in science and conservation, global experience in food production, and a love for cooking. He has a passion for sustainability in food systems, with a special interest in aquaculture and seafood production. For 8 years he worked for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Now, as SSA’s Director of Culinary Sustainability, he deeply enjoys working with SSA’s talented Chefs to support their efforts coast-to-coast: from local sourcing of ingredients, to composting and recycling programs, to edible food recovery, Brian’s role is to minimize impacts from SSA’s foodservice operations. 

Brian studied marine biology and business at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, then pursued graduate studies in Aquaculture Business Management at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

Gary Gochenour

Gary Gochenour

Regional Vice President, SSA Group

Gary has worked in the amusement park industry for over 21 years with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  My current role is a regional vice president with SSA Group overseeing our account’s F&B, retail, catering and EVS services.

Bernie Campbell

Bernie Campbell

MA Regional VP Sales, Whirley Drinkworks!


Bernie has been with Whirley Drinkworks for over 30 years. He has provided valuable guidance to numerous Theme parks and attractions making Souvenir vessels a key component of any park's revenue stream. Whirley Drinkworks specializes in the manufacturer of refill/souvenir vessels throughout the world. Along with Bernie, Whirley has worked to pioneer the refill/souvenir container offerings for the Amusement Park and Attractions Industry.