16.23: Riki Nanno
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RIKI NANNO, CFSP
Riki Nanno is the Technical Advisor at the SoCalGas’ Food Service Equipment Center in Downey, CA. He has been involved in the food service industry since 2006, leveraging his Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science & Technology from Cal Poly Pomona and is a CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers. Riki is also a certified foodservice energy efficiency expert (Fe3). Riki’s expertise focuses on promoting the features and benefits of natural gas foodservice equipment, especially as it relates to product quality and operations. Combining his unique educational background with his broad range of professional experiences in the food service industry gives customers a valuable perspective. Riki has worked as a Food Technologist for major food service chains, such as El Pollo Loco and Panda Restaurant Group, in their Product Development, and Food Safety Quality Assurance departments, respectively. He has also worked in the industrial food manufacturing sector as a Product Development and Quality Assurance Specialist. Riki has also spent time educating customers and students working in the role of a Corporate Chef as a Manufacturer’s Representative, and Adjunct Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona teaching Culinary Arts for the Hospitality Management Department. He works with student focused organizations such as Careers through Culinary Arts Programs and California Restaurant Association Foundation for Pro Start.
You can contact Riki Nanno on LinkedIn or by email at RNanno@socalgas.com