Greater St. Louis Foodservice Industry Council
The Dennis G. Glore Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation by the Greater St. Louis Foodservice Industry Council (GSLFIC), a trade association, in 1996 to honor the memory of Dennis G. Glore, a past president of the organization.
Dennis Glore grew up in St. Louis and studied drafting and mechanical engineering at a trade school. After completing his military service in 1959, Mr. Glore worked for several design, fabrication, and dealer firms in Missouri and Tennessee. In 1971, he returned to St. Louis and started his own company, Dennis G. Glore, Inc., specializing in foodservice design and consultation. Mr. Glore’s firm was acknowledged multiple times as one of the top 50 foodservice consultants in the US by Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Specialist Magazine.
While Mr. Glore wasn’t a formally-trained teacher, his family reports he was happiest when he was teaching someone “how to” do something—hunt or fish, design a commercial kitchen, or even remodel a house. He learned much of what he knew about the foodservice industry from peers in his field who shared their knowledge and experience, and was always willing to share his knowledge and experience with others. It is fitting that the scholarship bearing his name will support students to learn more about the hospitality and culinary industries in St. Louis.