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Consumer Perception is a Real Concern

Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.

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Max Duley



Chef Max Duley is the CEO and co-founder of A Flash In The Pan LLC, a one-of-a-kind culinary Internet marketplace designed to create menus for time-restrained home cooks. A Flash In The Pan offers a wide range of selections for taste and guidance and also menus for food-managed diseases such as diabetes and celiac disease, as well as kid-friendly and quick and healthy meals.

Max spent several years in the Napa wine industry as the Vice President for Trinitas Cellars at the Meritage Resort in Napa and Director of Hospitality/Executive Chef for Peju Winery in Rutherford. During this time, Max honed his food and wine pairing skills, crafting a new kind of tasting experience that is now emulated by several wine country wineries.

Max has worked as a professional chef for over 20 years, logging well over 10,000 hours of cooking, and is a Certified Pastry Chef and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).   He was the Education Operations Manager for the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, CA. At the CIA, Max worked with world renowned chefs Paul Bocuse, Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Jean-Louis Palladin, Rick Bayless, Jacques Pipin, Ferran Adria, Julia Child and many more. Max has cooked for two presidents and as a personal chef for Joe Montana.

Max is also a Chairman for the Sunday Supper Program at CUESA (the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture) at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco.

He has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, focus in E-commerce and International Business. Max is also a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE). 

Max is Chair of the Area 4 Board for Developmental Disabilities, the Chair of its Legislation Committee and is on the Area 4 Board Autism Subcommittee. He is also on the California State Council for Developmental Disabilities. He and his wife, Nancy, have four daughters, one of whom has autism.


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