Susan Szymanski
Susan Szymanski VP/Publisher

Susan is a 23-year veteran of foodservice media, having served in all aspects of sales and publishing at Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Business and Restaurants & Institutions. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing for SPINS, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the natural and organic products sector.

Susan is an active member of various industry associations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier and Blessings in a Backpack. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and resides in Chicago.

“I am thrilled to be returning to the foodservice Industry and continuing the legacy that Steve Mayer created with the Plate team,” Szymanski says. “Plate has always been a beacon of new ideas for the chefs and the entire foodservice industry. I look forward to partnering with Plate Editor Chandra Ram, whose ability to unearth trends, spotlight chefs and educate the industry is inspirational.”