A Marion business owner has been named as a Distinguished Alumni of Ivy Tech.
Chef Kevin Grider graduated from Ivy Tech in 2011 with a degree in Hospitality Administration and Culinary Arts.
Grider eventually launched his own restaurant consulting company, Midwest Fresh. As a consultant, he helped kick start several successful restaurant openings and revitalizations, thanks to the help of his signature sauces and recipes.
Understanding the power of his recipes, he launched a product line and is now features in hundreds of store locations.
The Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor given to Ivy Tech Alumni.
Each recipient has made a lasting impact on their community and on Ivy Tech through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments.
Each year, up to 19 alumni from across the state are honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Distinguished Alumni Celebration in Indianapolis.