Upcoming Webinars

Better Your Breakfast with “The Breakfast Queen”

Tue, Mar 3, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST

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Segafredo Zanetti® invites you to join us on March 3rd at 4p.m. EST to learn how Ina Pinkney became known as “The Breakfast Queen” and how coffee played a vital role in her success. We’ll discuss:

  • Ina, “The Breakfast Queen,” and her endeavors
  • The history of breakfast throughout the years
  • Breakfast and coffee trends
  • How successful breakfast menus and coffee programs go hand in hand

Operator guests will receive 1 ACF CEH credit for attending.

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About Ina Pinkney

  • Owner of Ina’s, an American food restaurant that opened in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1991.
  • The restaurant became a pioneer in the West Loop Market District of Chicago and closed in late 2013.


  • Frequent guest on radio, local news and cable TV programs, having done interviews on shows in the U.S., Canada and Germany.
  • She appeared in a national Quaker Oats commercial as herself – the Breakfast Queen.
  • Articles about Ina have appeared in local, national and international newspapers and magazines, as well as trade and in-flight magazines.
  • Her recipes have been syndicated globally and featured in many cookbooks.
  • In 2013 she published Ina’s Kitchen: Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen, so that her recipes could live on in everyone's home.
  • Served as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at universities, food conferences and culinary school graduations.
  • Writes a monthly column for the Chicago Tribune called Breakfast with Ina
  • The documentary about the closing of Ina’s, titled “Breakfast at Ina’s,” was screened at 48 film festivals around the country and was broadcast on PBS. It can currently be viewed on Amazon, Amazon Prize and Vimeo.


  • SBA Woman in Business Champion, 2009 
  • Golden Whisk Award by the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Organization for excellence in the kitchen, 2014
  • Banchet Lifetime Culinary Achievement Award, 2020
  • Despite the awards and acclaim she has garnered throughout her career, the most significant title she holds is polio survivor. Ina now speaks to Rotary groups around the country about the late effects of polio in her effort to help Rotary and the Gates Foundation achieve their goal of the global eradication of polio.