05-06-16 Potatoes USA: Spud Nation Welcomes Food Truck Chef Brandon Cassulis…

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Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Professional Joins Potatoes USA

Chef Brandon CassulisDENVER (May 6, 2016)—Brandon Cassulis joins the Spud Nation Food Truck in Denver. He will be traveling around town inspiring consumers with field-to-fork potato adventures. Spud Nation was created by Potatoes USA and is the first food truck owned by the 2,500 farming families involved in the potato industry

Before moving to Denver, CO, Cassulis lived in New York, and worked in the foodservice industry for over seven years. He was an Assistant General Manager for Friendly’s in Middletown, NY. Best known for its ice cream, Friendly’s is an East Coast restaurant chain, with 380 locations, that was founded in 1935 in Springfield, MA.

Cassulis holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the State University of New York at Delhi, located in the Town of Delhi, NY. He also graduated from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Goshen, NY, with high honors in the advanced culinary program. He received a Certificate of Proficiency in The Culinary Arts, and holds a ServSafe Certification. ServSafe is a food and beverage safety and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association.

About Potatoes USA

Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. We promote five main potato products: fresh table-stock potatoes, fresh chipping potatoes, seed potatoes, frozen potato products and dehydrated potato products. The National Potato Promotion Board, dba Potatoes USA, was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. For more information on Potatoes USA’s mission to “Strengthen Demand for U.S. Potatoes” by creating positive change in the industry through innovative and inspiring approaches, please visit PotatoesUSA.com. In an effort to enhance diversity of the Board, USDA encourages women, younger growers, minorities, and people with disabilities to seek positions on the board.