Gerry LudwigChef Gerry Ludwig is a nationally recognized food writer, speaker and trend tracker, and leads the Culinary R&D department for Gordon Food Service, based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Through ongoing analysis of foodservice-related statistical, media and empirical data, Gerry creates trends-based menu solutions that are executed at the operator level by the company’s team of Culinary Specialists.

He is a columnist and editorial board member for the foodservice trend magazine Flavor & The Menu, conducts seminars and workshops at numerous industry events, and executes restaurant research tours in major cities throughout the United States.