Chef RJ Harvey has joined Potatoes USA as global foodservice marketing manager, where he will develop and manage the domestic and international marketing programs to increase the demand for U.S. potatoes and potato products with in the fast-growing $845 billion foodservice sector.
Harvey is a certified executive chef as well as a registered dietitian/nutritionist who loves to integrate delicious, beautifully presented food that is healthful for the mind, body and soul.
Most recently, Harvey focused on revitalizing hospital cuisine at Morrison Healthcare and inspiring school foodservice at Chartwell’s K-12 School Dining Services (both divisions of Compass Group). He developed award-winning recipes and menus, nutrition education programs and a dynamic teaching kitchen concept aimed at teaching students varying levels of culinary skills as well a food culture.
Harvey honed his craft in some of the best kitchens in the country, including the French Laundry and Alinea, as well as numerous years in resorts, hotels, family homes and privately owned motor yachts. His primary expertise is in culinary nutrition, where he utilizes his firm grasp of global flavors and modern technique to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
A graduate with honors from Johnson & Wales University, Harvey is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Culinary Federation as well as the Research Chefs Association. He is also a member of the Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative at the Culinary Institute of America, a collection of chefs, dietitians, marketers, nutrition experts and food manufacturers focused on making the global food system healthier and more sustainable.