Patty Wynkoop is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist with over 35 years of nutrition experience, ranging from clinical to manufacturing to food service. She also has extensive experience in product development, product commercialization, quality assurance and food safety planning, and regulatory compliance for US and Canada.
In her 26 years with Wendy’s International, Patty was responsible for directing Research & Development, Commercialization, Quality Assurance, and Technical Services teams. Her expertise in the area of nutrition and regulatory compliance made her a valuable member of the issues management teams for Legal, Communications, and Marketing. She was instrumental in the successful launches of numerous new products and operational procedures. In 2015, she lead a cross functional team in developing the initial implementation plan for menu calorie labeling for over 5,000 Wendy’s restaurants in US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. She also developed protocols for updating and maintaining the nutrition, ingredient, and allergen databases for both domestic and international menu items.Patty earned her BS in Dietetics at The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and has served on the National Restaurant Association’s Nutrition Executive Study Group. She has also completed courses and training in US and Canadian nutrition, ingredient, and allergen labeling, food allergen and gluten free compliance, restaurant menu calorie labeling, HACCP planning, ServSafe®, and Preventive Controls Qualified Individual – Human Food (PCQI).