Michael Costa has many years of experience covering the food and beverage industry from a variety of angles. Before joining ProFood World in 2016, he has served as Editor-in-Chief for both Food Engineering and Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazines. Before that, he was Editorial Director of Hotel F&B magazine for 12 years, covering the business of food and beverage in lodging, including restaurants, bars, catering and more. Before joining Hotel F&B in 2007, Michael attended culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art while working in the kitchen and in F&B purchasing at the 1,218-room Sheraton Grand Chicago. A journalism graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, Michael also worked for six years in TV news as a reporter at network affiliates around the country.