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Greg Drescher is the vice president of strategic initiatives and industry leadership at The Culinary Institute of America, and creator of the college's influential Worlds of Flavor® International Conference & Festival, the annual Worlds of Healthy Flavors Leadership Retreat presented in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as other CIA "think tank" initiatives. In the early 1990s, he jointly spearheaded a collaboration of some of the world's leading health experts and organizations—including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition and the World Health Organization, European Regional Office—in researching and authoring the "The Traditional, Healthy Mediterranean Diet Pyramid." In May 2005, Greg was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, and in 2006 was honored with Food Arts magazine's Silver Spoon Award. (Napa Valley, CA)