John Noble Masi started in the foodservice industry with a pastry bag of fresh whipped meringue to be used for topping Classic Baked Alaskas when he was only 5 years old. This early Passion lead John to pursue a Professional career in Hospitality starting with his first full time summer job at the age of 13. John attended the premiere culinary school in the world in 1984: The Culinary Institute of America before he moved to Florida to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration at Florida International University. Both during and after his schooling, John worked in culinary positions at various hotels, restaurants, high end caterers, cruise ships and an exclusive summer camp.
Since graduating FIU in 1991, John dedicated the past 20 years to a career in on-site foodservice management, working for 2 of the top 3 Global Foodservice Management companies in positions that continually increased his responsibility from General Manager to a Regional Vice President role. Today, John teaches young culinarians as a Chef Instructor at The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. At the Culinary School, John has responsibility for the Chef’s Palette restaurant and teaches courses ranging from Culinary Concepts to Marketing and Career Development. In 2011, John formed Hospitality Performance Partners, bringing this same Performance, Partnership, Professionalism, and Passion to a new company focusing solely on client interests. John is excited to be part of this year’s Chef’s Conference.