Dianna Fricke

CWPC, CRC Director of Culinary and Corporate Executive Chef, Simplot

Simplot Chef Dianna

Chef Dianna

  • First woman to receive Certified Research Chef credentials from the Research Chef Association (RCA). Recipient of their President’s Award in 2015
  • Winner of the Spud Nation Throwdown at the 2018 Potato Expo
  • Certified Working Pastry Chef, American Culinary Federation
  • First female chapter president of the Idaho Chefs de Cuisine Chapter. Received their Presidential Medallion in 2015
  • Formerly corporate chef for the Smithfield Innovation Group. Developed new recipes and menu concepts for National Accounts
  • Holds a degree in Culinary Arts with Honors from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR, and a B.S. with honors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Idaho State University, Pocatello


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