Speaker Details

Robert Danhi

Robert Danhi

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Flavor360 Solutions

Session: The Business of Flavor - How Menu and Product Developers Create Flavorful Experiences

Robert Danhi is an award-winning author, TV Show host and R&D Chef with nearly three decades of extensive research in Southeast Asian foodways and a lifelong commitment to the demystification of Southeast Asia for home cooks, aspiring chefs and industry peers.
As a photo-journalist he published, authored and photographed his first book Southeast Asian Flavors, a James Bread finalist that takes readers on a deep-dive into the people, places and foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.  This curator of cultures was invited to host Taste of Vietnam, a 26-episode TV show exploring nineteen provinces of Vietnam, now broadcasted in 15 plus countries it continues to air on FYI Channel globally. Robert was recruited as a main judge for all 17-episodes of Top Chef Vietnam. His most recent book Easy Thai Cooking showcases simple recipes that result in the genuine flavors of Thailand. Chefs’ current research focuses on leveraging his technology proprietary software Flavor360 to blend qualitative and quantitative research to capture, code, analyze, understand and recreate the 360° Flavor Experience.

<p>Robert graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1991, then honed his skills in varying restaurant positions from Los Angeles to Hawaii.  Robert discovered his lifelong passion for education at the Southern California School of Culinary Arts in South Pasadena as the Executive Chef and Director of Education. In 1998, he returned to his roots as a faculty member at CIA teaching more that twenty-five courses at campuses in New York, Napa Valley and Singapore.  Bringing all his passions and expertise together in 2005, Robert founded Chef Danhi & Co Inc., a consulting firm based in Los Angeles. They focus on menu and product R&D, sales and marketing support, and educational and training programs with clients around the world utilizing his R&D kitchens in Los Angeles and Malaysia.  Check out http://www.chefdanhi.com  to see what Robert is up to now!