Paul Fairbrook

Paul Fairbrook is a nationally known author, lecturer and consultant in the food service industry. He was Dean of the Culinary Institute of America, Director of Food Services at Northern Illinois University, Virginia Tech, and the University of the Pacific . Since 1963 he has headed Paul Fairbrook Associates, a food service management consulting firm specializing in colleges and university dining services. He has done consulting for the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada, the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. and numerous colleges, universities, hospitals and restaurants.  He has lectured extensively throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, England and Germany.

Fairbrook is the author of five books: Starting and Managing a Small Restaurant (1964) , The College and University Food Service Manual, (1979)  Public Relations and Merchandising in University Food Service, (1984)  Managing for Profit in Difficult Times, (1992) and Catering on Campus (2004). He is the winner of two national design awards,  and the 1984 recipient of the "Theodore Minah Award of Excellence" given by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). He is also a recipient of the 1985 "Silver Plate" award, a national award given by the Institutional Foodservice Manufacturers" Association (IFMA) to selected individuals for outstanding contributions to the food service industry.