Russell Morin, CEO, Russell Morin Catering & Event
Russ graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration and the Culinary Institute of America. In between his college days, he spent two years that he describes as "glorious" in the U.S. Army, working at the Fort Meade Officers Club with chefs from around the world. It's here where Rusty (the nickname he never lost) learned about purchasing, garde manger, and party production. He is a founding member of Leading Caterers of America, recipient of the Michael Roman Lifetime Achievement Award and has served on the Rhode Island and Massachusetts restaurant associations, helping pass legislation that has positively impacted the industry. Rusty's love of food service is one of the driving forces behind Russell Morin Catering & Event's success. His attitude toward our most important asset, our employees, is the second. As Rusty puts it, "One of my measures of success is the number of staff and clients who have told me how positively our company has affected their lives."