The French Laundry restaurant's Thomas Keller and Food Network host Alton Brown will be among the chefs honored at Cooking for Solutions 2009, a two-day celebration slated for May 15 to 16 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. This is the aquarium's eighth annual Cooking for Solutions festival, which honors chefs that show "leadership in promoting food practices that protect the health of the ocean and the soil." Scheduled events include cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings and a sustainable foods fair. All proceeds support the aquarium's Seafood Watch program.
Don Stanek, director of U.S. sales for Locarno, Switzerland-based Linnea, was re-elected to the Council for Responsible Nutrition's board of directors as a suppliers' representative for a three-year term ending in December 2011. Stanek is also on CRN's Governmental Relations Committee.
Hame Persaud has resumed his role as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Piscataway, N.J.-based Sabinsa Corp., a manufacturer of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty chemicals. Persaud previously held that position from 2004 to 2006.
NutraGenesis, a marketer of nutraceutical ingredients located in Brattleboro, Vt., hired Craig MacIntyre as national sales manager and director of new business development. MacIntyre has 12 years of experience in the educational publishing business and was previously CEO of both Oak Meadow and Patron Services.
Arlington, Va.-based Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, selected Adele Douglass, founder and executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care, as a fellow. Based in Herndon, Va., HFAC is a nonprofit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production. Ashoka fellows are honored for developing innovative solutions to social problems and using compassion, creativity and collaboration as forces for change.