Chris Cornyn

Faculty Bio: Chris Cornyn

Concept Building, Proving, and Prototyping
“Early feedback is essential in any food business venture. I can provide valuable feedback and connect students with the people that can help them succeed.”

Chris Cornyn began his branding and marketing career working with Klondike Ice Cream Bars, Betty Crocker, and Yoplait Frozen Yogurt. His background includes roles as business and brand strategist as well as creative director with a number of food brands before founding DINE, The Food & Drink Agency with the single aim of helping food entrepreneurs launch and promote disruptive new food brands.

In 2011, Mr. Cornyn sold DINE to Mattson, the largest independent food and beverage innovation company in the country. As a combined entity, Mattson/DINE assembled a team of 70 food professionals to create one of the richest environments in the food industry to innovate collaboratively with clients and consumers. During his tenure, Chris and his team launched over 20 new food brands with 60+ SKUs.

Mr. Cornyn joined Revolution Foods in 2015 as chief innovation officer. Revolution Foods creates delicious foods to improve the health and well-being of students and families across the United States. He leads a team with the goal of creating new product innovations, new services, new products, and new brands to further the growth of the Revolution mission.

He’s also a frequent speaker and lecturer at industry events including Food Vision, Fancy Food Show, Best of Food and Beverage Packaging, Next Level Summits, IFT, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies. In addition, He’s a featured contributor to business and food publications, and served as a mentor on the Lifetime TV show Supermarket Superstar.

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