JOE AMENDOLA, ambassador of The Culinary Institute of America and founder of Fessel International, died Jan. 23, at the age of 87. ROCKY AOKI, the founder of the Benihana chain, died July 10 at the age of 69. NEAL T. BAKER, who helped Glen Bell build a hamburger stand that would evolve into the Taco Bell chain, died May 31. He was 84. PHILLIP S. COOKE, a lifelong food-service communications specialist who served as editor in the early 1960s of the publication that became ...

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