Chipotle food safety chief to speak at Fast Casual Executive Summit

| by Cherryh Cansler
Chipotle food safety chief to speak at Fast Casual Executive Summit

Chipotle built a wildly successful business model by focusing on sustainably sourced, high-quality ingredients. But the brand has also garnered a lot of attention over the past two years for some food-safety speed bumps. The brand has been very transparent, though, about how it's tackling those issues to create a thriving food-safety culture.

That mission will be the focus of an hour-long session with Chipotle Executive Director of Food Safety James Marsden, at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 7-9 in Seattle. The session, "Chipotle's Food Safety Turnaround and Lessons Learned," will outline the strategies that Chipotle is deploying in its food-safety transformation.

Doug Sutton, president of Steritech —a company that designs and implements food-safety assessment and operational assessment programs —will conduct the on-stage interview.

"Chipotle has some really powerful insights and lessons to share with others in the industry," Sutton said. "This is a rare opportunity to see 'behind the curtain' of another major chain, and I think it will be an eye-opening session for anyone who attends, including me."

Marsden will specifically discuss: 

  • What Chipotle has learned and how it's reinvigorating food safety efforts in its restaurants to regain customer trust.
  • How the company is achieving supply chain safety.
  • How Chipotle is measuring and monitoring food-safety success.
  • What risks should be on a restaurant chain's radar.
  • Best practices that all chains should adopt. 

Register here for the Summit.

Photo: iStock

Topics: Fast Casual Executive Summit, Food Safety

Companies: Steritech, Chipotle

Cherryh Cansler

Before joining Networld Media Group as director of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group's nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness. Her byline has appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for

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