Chef Damian Toryak

Food Fanatics® Chef, Roanoke

Born and raised in Central New Jersey and after serving in the US Army as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, Damian attended The Philadelphia Restaurant School to get his degree in Culinary Arts. In his 24 years of working in the food service industry he has been in all types of kitchens; a 3 Michelin Star Hotel in Chartres France, small fine dining eateries throughout Philly and NJ and corporate dining settings to name a few. Most recently, he was the Specialty Foods Specialist with US Foods Metro, traveling the NJ and Manhattan area helping to introduce customers to new and exciting ingredients, helping them make it. Damian now resides comfortably in Roanoke, VA with his wife, daughter, and son. He is very proud to be the local market Food Fanatic Chef and looks forward to meeting and helping you with your needs.

Damian's Areas of Expertise

Menu Engineering and Design

Recipients of this badge are well-versed and skilled in all core elements of Menu Engineering including Menu Psychology and Design, Marketing Your Menu, and Implementing Menu Changes within an Operation.

US Foods Online

This badge is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency with all US Foods’ proprietary online tools including Menu Profit Pro™, US Foods Inventory, the US Foods Mobile App, Business Analytics Reporting, and the US Foods Ecommerce ordering platform.