As more consumers look to eat healthier and watch their spending, restaurants must increasingly compete for their stomachs and wallets.
Kasra Ferasat, is the first place winner of the Second Annual Graziadio School Student Paper Competition presented by the Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Graziadio Business Report. An MBA candidate concentrating in marketing and entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, he has experience in several industries, including international freight forwarding, private equity, and import/export. Ferasat received a bachelor’s degree in international relations global business from the University of Southern California. He credits his curiosity in the food business with his extensive travels and his interest in culinary traditions around the world. He believes the food industry needs young managers to help develop healthier and more sustainable food businesses.