Technical Manager Culinary Innovation
Dennis Girik is a Technical Manager in the Culinary Department for Griffith Foods US, where he leads culinary innovation and rapid prototyping. Born in Ukraine, Dennis showed a passion for cooking at a young age, beginning his career after graduating from Vladimir State Culinary College in Russia with honors. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Moscow College of Agriculture, he moved to the US to work at various restaurants, eventually earning a degree in food science from the University of Illinois and a master’s in business management in 2003. His almost 20 years of experience includes roles in product development at Unilever, flavor applications at Givaudan, and product development and culinary with Griffith Foods, where he helped pioneer culinology as the first Certified Research Chef with the Griffith US.
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