USA: Galaxy Foods bolsters foodservice division
Galaxy Foods Company (AMEX: GXY), a leading producer of nutritional, plant based and health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets, today announced that Mike Rapport has been named Vice President of Foodservice and New Products. As Vice President of Foodservice and New Products, Mike Rapport, a former GNC (General Nutrition Center) executive and previously Galaxy's VP of Nutraceuticals, will oversee a team of regional sales representatives and administrators focused on strategically increasing the Company's current and new foodservice opportunities throughout the United States. Galaxy's Chief Executive Officer, Angelo Morini, commented, "Galaxy has a great opportunity to rapidly expand current and new business opportunities in our foodservice division, and we are confident that Mike is the ideal choice to oversee this growth." Separately, the Company reported that its Veggie Culinary School is open and successfully conducting certification classes for dieticians and healthy foods cooking classes for professional chefs as well as the general public. The School's mission is to be an educational culinary resource encouraging students to incorporate innovative nutraceutical (functional food) products into their daily menus and diets. Research indicates that a healthy diet, including soy -based products offered by Galaxy, reduces the risk of certain diseases linked to the consumption of high fat, high cholesterol and other foods with harmful ingredients. The Veggie Culinary School is certified by the American Culinary Federation and offers ACF Certification in Nutrition, ACF Re-Certification in Nutrition, Dietician continuing education credits, a Menu Insertion Program, and more. Additional information and registration materials are available at
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