Mike Kostyo | Vice President, Menu Matters
Joseph R. Profaci | Executive Director North American Olive Oil Association
Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising Innovative Food Holdings Inc.
Arn Grashoff is a Specialty, Import, Gourmet & eCommerce food industry professional. Over 30 years’ experience in working in the U.S. Specialty Retail, Natural, Specialty Foodservice & eCommerce food space.
Arn began his career in sales developing new markets for specialty cheese with a small Chicago based importer and distributor of Scandinavian foods. Arn then served a 21-year career as Senior Director- Fresh Products with KeHE the U.S.’s largest privately held specialty food distributor servicing Retail & Natural Food accounts nationally focusing on Specialty Cheese and Bakery and Deli. He then went on to serve as Director of Marketing and Procurement with European Imports- (a Sysco subsidiary) overseeing all Importing of Specialty Cheese, product assortment, and marketing supplying foodservice and retail accounts nationally with specialty domestic and imported product assortments.
Arn’s current role is that of Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising with Innovative Food Holdings Inc. Innovative Food Holdings Inc. is a multifaceted national provider in the specialty foods space to foodservice, airlines, meal prep, and direct-to-consumer (eCommerce) through multiple operations which includes igourmet.com the U.S.’s largest eCommerce store for specialty gourmet cheese, Food Innovations, Artisan Specialty Foods, Mouth.com, Gourmet Foodservice Group and For the Gourmet.
Multiple year Chairperson and committee member for the Specialty Food Association Events committee, 2021, 2022 Judge for the New York City International Cheese Competition, and various industry event panelist.