Stephen DeStefano, FMP, MCFE, Director of Dining Services/Executive Chef, Culinart Group @ GNF

Stephen is a Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) with the National Restaurant Association and Master Certified Food Executive (MCFE) with the International Food Service Executive Association. He has been on the Board of Directors with the San Diego Food & Beverage Association for over 15 years and currently the Secretary/Treasurer of this organization. Stephen has been the Director of Food & Beverage/Executive Chef of various different properties in San Diego County. During this time, he has received numerous awards for recycling. He has been recognized by the State of California, Department of General Services, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Energy Champions, Runner Up in 2011, Director’s Recycling Award with the City of San Diego & San Diego Food Alliance, Distinguished Program Award.  Stephen is a hands-on manager with strong culinary, computer, sustainability and motivational skills with more than thirty years in Executive Food and Beverage Management positions; includes high volume, high profile corporations across the country. Stephen has been married for 32 years to Tina Marie and resides in Ramona, California for the last 25 years. Stephen and Tina have two lovely adult daughters Nicole and Stephanie.