Meet the Team

Our Trainers

Our trainers will motivate and inspire you and your staff. Utilizing real-life experiences and extensive knowledge, our trainers will not only teach you safety procedures and practices but also teach you why you're learning this critical material. Their passion and engaging style will affect you and make a lasting impression.

Robert Parrinello CFSHM  EMT

President and Principal Trainer at Plum Safety

Certified Instructor & Principal Trainer; Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America

Robert Parrinello has dedicated his life and 40+year career to improving and positively impacting the foodservice industry. His wide array of experience includes as a Restaurateur, Consultant, Culinary Institute of America instructor, and in executive positions with national Food Services Management companies, Marriott, Sodexo, and Benchmark Hospitality in the Education, Industrial, Healthcare, and Corporate sectors.

Elaine Guerrette Parrinello

Vice President

  • Business Development
  • Director of Operations
  • Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor, National Restaurant Association
  • AllerTrain Certified
  • Consultant

Scott Vitulli

  • Culinary Institute of America Alumni- Baking & Pastry Chef
  • Research and Development
  • Plant Operations
  • Kosher Chef, Development and Implementation
  • National Baking Center Alumni
  • New York State Regional and Vo-Tech Food Show Judge
  • Quality Assurance
  • Consultant

Elizabeth 'Tina' Ramos

  • Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor
  • English & Spanish Instruction & Training Services
  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • Consultant

Christopher Parrinello

  • Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor
  • Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Instructor
  • Restaurant Operations Specialist
  • Quality Assurance
  • 3rd Party Food Safety & Health and Safety Inspections/Audits
  • Consultant

Sean Ludwig Munk

  • Culinary Institute of America Alumni –Culinary Arts
  • Executive Chef-Culinary and Commercial Foodservice Instructor
  • Pit Master- Butcher- BBQ Development Trainer/Implementation
  • Certified HACCP Instructor registered with NRAEF
  • Food Truck Specialist
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Consultant

James  Zambito

  • Jim is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Culinary Science at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he has taught Food Safety and various Culinary Science courses since 2011.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson and Masters of Art in Biology at SUNY New Paltz.
  • Certified Educator in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Culinary Science
  • Instructor at Dutchess Community College, Orange County Community College, and Mount Saint Mary College.
  • HACCP Instructor/Trainer
  • Food Allergen and Gluten-Free Instructor
  • Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor
  • Consultant

Rob Rotundo

  • IT Management & Troubleshooting
  • POS Systems
  • Networking
  • Computer Consultant

Carlos Lopez

  • Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor
  • English & Spanish Instruction & Training Services
  • Hotel Operations
  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • Consultant