At 6 feet, 11 inches tall and 340 pounds, 33-year-old Grayson Hendricks stood out among the student honor delegates at the recent Michael E. Hurst Student Forum hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in Chicago. Faculty selected the more than 200 restaurant and food industry students for their leadership skills, discipline and talent. A St. Louis native, Hendricks is working toward an associate’s degree in culinary arts from the Illinois Institute of ...

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