Nancy Kruse, President of The Kruse Company, is the best-known and most widely quoted menu analyst in the restaurant industry. She authors “The Kruse Report,” a column on trends that appears monthly in Nation’s Restaurant News. Prior to founding her own company, she was Executive Vice President of Technomic, Inc. Nancy was a Woodrow Wilson fellow in Russian Literature at the University of Wisconsin and also received a Master of Arts degree from the Film School of Northwestern University. More recently, she completed coursework at the Culinary Institute of America, where she is a frequent lecturer. She is also in demand on the speaking circuit in both the U.S. and abroad. Nancy is an active member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and Les Dames D’Escoffier International. Named by Linked In as one of the Top 100 INfluencers in the US, she blogs regularly on food-related topics on the Linked-In website. In her spare time she enjoys reading, eating and movies, though not necessarily in that order.