Tom Ohling makes a difference.

Sometimes your clients have as big an impact on you as you do on your clients. It has been an honor to work with SYSCO food services in locations across the country. Often the best compensation I have received are the people I have met through our relationship.

Rod Gibino is just such a person. He has become a valuable resource in all aspects of my life. His knowledge, dedication to customer satisfaction, and belief in the community are a continuing inspiration to me.

Rod is now with AIPC (American Italian Pasta Company), marketing the finest pasta in the world. I am lucky to still be working with him. It is my honor to count him as a friend. I am humbled by his words of support.


Dear Tom,

I want to thank you for the contributions that you made towards the success of the seminar segment at our food show, SYSCO Challenge, last Tuesday, January 28.

Your professionalism as a chef, creativity, and command of your product was quite evident. In both the food presentation segments as well as the management presentation, your enthusiasm and passion for your profession were an inspiration to the audience.

I have received nothing but glowing comments on the impact that the seminars provided our customers. Marketing associates as well as senior management felt that this particular feature of our food show was the single determining factor that brought Portland SYSCO food shows to new heights.

Tom, this is the third function that we have worked together, and each time I have come away both inspired as well as enlightened. I will be forever grateful to John Lampros for having asked me to work with you on the Greenhouse Banquet. I appreciate the insights that you have shared and the ongoing support that you have offered to SYSCO Portland. Both professionally and personally, THANK YOU.

— Rod Gibino, SYSCO Brands Manager

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Loved by audiences

“Thanks so much for being a speaker at conference. I learned more from your class than all of the rest. ”

— Wilma Hyde, OSFSA Conference

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Honored for commitment to quality education

American Culinary Federation President's Citation to Tom Ohling for education

from The American Culinary Federation

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“Your professionalism, high energy, preparedness and content knowledge made it easy for the group to relate their experiences to your information and motivate change.”

– Scott A. Milam Manager, Clark County District NW Natural

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A part of your team

ACF Good Guy honor to Tom Ohling nutrition educator

The ACF Chef & The Child Foundation Good Guy Award

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Recognized in the community

Firestone 100 national honor to Tom Ohling for service to others

Firestone 100 National Community Service Recognition

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Recognized for excellent childhood education

Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon honors Tom Ohling for childhood education programs

from Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon

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