Meet the Team
Lincoln Yee has more than 20 years in all aspects of the food business from busboy, college foodservice unit manager to chain restaurant buyer, franchisee and most recently as a founder of both Asian Food Solutions and Comida Vida. Being a veteran in the business Lincoln understand the challenges operators face in providing meal solutions for their guests that are tasty and at the same time nutritious but easy to prepare. Lincoln formed both companies to fill market gaps with quality ethnic foods that schools, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and the Military. Asian Food Solutions/Comida Vida core focus is to be the market leader in Asian & Latin Prepared Foods with full plate meal solutions. Lincoln’s foray into business was an outcropping of his MBA project at Case Western Reserve University, during which He and Allan Lam took AFS nationwide. Lincoln also is a current National School Nutrition Association Industry Advisory Council member.
Allan Lam, Co-President/Co-Founder, has over 40 years of experience in the foodservice industry. He is responsible for driving business growth while leading corporate and people development and implementing strategies that yield tremendous results.
Allan served as Food & Beverage Director of Ramada hotels for ten years. Then he served as Regional Director of Operations for Panda Restaurant Group, the nation’s largest Asian quick-service chain with more than 2,000 locations for over a decade. Before launching his company, Allan served three years as Senior Executive Vice President of Food System Unlimited. Beyond his field, he desires to live a life worthy of emulation by anyone who wishes to become an achiever. Allan loves fishing and participating in community and church activities in his free time. He applies “Less is more,” “The 7 Habits of highly effective people,” and “Servant leadership” principles in his daily life and work. He also enrolled in an Executive Development Program at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, earning a Mini MBA.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Kirk Jaudes, SVP Business Development, has over 30 years of experience in the foodservice industry. Kirk was the President of Gateway Food Service in St. Louis, representing over 30 foodservice manufacturers. After selling his company to Acosta Foodservice in 2013 he continued as Vice President. After the Acosta transition Kirk assumed the role of VP of Sales & Marketing at Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. where he managed all aspects of sales and marketing for the company. Kirk’s knowledge in broker management, manufacturing, and distribution bring valuable experience to International Food Solutions.
Diane Starks has over 30 years of experience in the Real Estate and Development industry, and in Executive Leadership roles. Diane is known by her colleagues as an influential individual for positive change who leads with confidence and approaches even the most difficult and complex challenges with unflagging perseverance and commitment to success. She is committed to fiscal sustainability, best business practices, and system improvements, and successfully leads the accounting team to achieve heightened successes, by focusing on collaborative teamwork and solutions-based strategic planning. Diane’s Knowledge in Finance Accounting and business relations brings valuable experiences to International Food Solutions. Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and Business Accounting from San Jose State University.
Vice President of Operations
Ashtyn Hilger, Vice President of Operations, has extensive experience within the Food Industry, including product development and positioning, knowledge of compliance and requirements, and working directly with customers. She is actively engaged in solving customer opportunities by developing comprehensive solutions that meet dynamic requirements. Ashtyn holds degrees in Finance, Accounting, and Business Administration. Her educational background, experience in the Food Industry, along with a strong initiative to grow has given her the opportunity to be instrumental in building our brand.
Vice President of Administration
Hong Vongmany has more than 20 years of experience in foodservice and office administration. Her expertise as an operation manager at Food System Unlimited included supervising 75+ quick-service locations, overseeing repair and maintenance, employee onboarding, and marketing campaigns for all corporation stores. In 2009, Hong joined Allan and Lincoln as the first employee of International Food Solutions. She now holds the role of Vice President of Administration and is responsible for overseeing and managing the daily functions of the company, including finance, human resources, operations, and IT. She provides leadership and guidance to each department and collaborates with other departments to identify opportunities for process improvement and streamlining operations. Hong also plays a key role in developing and implementing administrative policies and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s operations. She also has a talent for building and maintaining relationships with external vendors, suppliers, and partners, which has contributed to the company’s growth and success. Hong earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Central Florida.