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11/16/2012

Marriott’s Chef Brad Nelson Wins Food Arts Silver Spoon Award

Brad Nelson - Food ArtsFood Arts magazine has named Brad Nelson, Marriott’s corporate chef and vice president of culinary, the winner of its prestigious Silver Spoon Award for sterling performance.  The Silver Spoon Award has been given to some of the culinary world’s brightest stars including as Nancy Silverton, Jose Andres and Tom Colicchio. 

Nelson oversees Marriott’s culinary strategy for its 15 brands and 3,700 hotels in 73 countries.  Over his 14 years with Marriott, he has led many of the company’s most impactful and innovative food and beverage initiatives including eliminating trans fats from the menu in 2006 and its sustainable seafood program, Future Fish, which was introduced in 2010. 

Food Arts—the gold standard in the food industry—is known for keeping its readers on the cutting edge with authoritative coverage of trends, news, and inspiration from across the globe.  With the latest and hottest restaurant openings, business-building tips from colleagues, menu and food innovations, how-to culinary demos, tabletop fashions, state-of-the-art equipment, marketing ideas, and recipes galore, Food Arts serves the informational needs of the entire full-service segment of the restaurant/hotel industry.  The magazine (published 10 times a year) has been an invaluable resource and inspiration for nearly a quarter of a century, and now FoodArts.com will supplement the magazine with online exclusives, chef interviews, videos, image galleries, and up-to-the-minute news.

Food Arts is a proud member of M. Shanken Communications, Inc., publisher of Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, The Whisky Advocate, Impact Report, and Market Watch.

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