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Foodservice Consultant/CEO Contributes to 'Disruptive Innovation' Conference Feb. 23-26

PROVO, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- David Porter, author, social architect and one of North America's premiere foodservice consultants to colleges and universities, and CEO of Porter Khouw Consulting, Inc., will contribute to the National Association of College & University Food Services' Continental Region conference Feb. 23-26.

The event's theme is "Disruptive Innovation," which deals with uncertainty in today's world, and enterprising food and nutrition ideas. It's sponsored by Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University in Utah Valley.

For more than 50 years, the NACUFS has supported the collegiate dining industry by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel.

Porter, whose firm designs dining programs and dining-learning commons for educational institutions, says the event's theme is gaining momentum within the academic community.

"A school's dining-learning commons plays a crucial role in campus life and student success, but their effectiveness is affected by the facilities' locations, the menu, meal plans, and hours and days of operation," says Porter, author of "The Porter Principles: Retain & Recruit Students & Alumni, Save Millions on Dining and Stop Letting Food Service Contractors Eat Your Lunch" (www.porterkhouwconsulting.com).

"Underlying the obvious need for a variety of nutritious food options is social architecture -- the conscious design of the environment to encourage social behaviors that lead toward a goal. In this case, the goal is solidifying college students' connection to one another and to their school."

With more than four decades of experience, Porter will discuss the principles behind successful dining halls and meal plans that significantly improve a student's success.

About David Porter

David Porter, author and social architect, is CEO and president of Porter Khouw Consulting, Inc., a foodservice master planning and design firm based in Crofton, Md. A consultant to colleges and universities throughout North America, he is the author of "The Porter Principles," a guide to college success through social engineering. David has more than 40 years of hands-on food service operations and consulting experience and is a professional member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International. Porter Khouw Consulting has worked with more than 350 clients to conduct market research and develop strategic plans, master plans and designs for the college and university market. He is a graduate of the prestigious hospitality program at Michigan State University and has been recognized repeatedly as a leader in his field.

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