IACP member Karen Cathey has been elected Chairman of the American Institute of Wine and Food. Ms. Cathey, who founded the National Capital Area Chapter of The AIWF in 1990, served twice as its chapter chairman and is chairman emerita of the chapter. She also served on the national board of directors for several years as chapter council chairman and vice chairman.
The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff, and Robert Huttenback, to enhance quality of life through education about what we eat and drink. Today, The AIWF has 29 chapters in the United States, with over 5,000 members who are restaurateurs, food industry professionals, food educators, nutritionists, chefs, wine professionals, and dedicated food and wine enthusiasts.
Karen Cathey is president of Bon Vivant, a firm that specializes in food marketing.
Congratulations and Best wishes Karen!