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The Krebs Hires Peter Jacobi as General Manager/Sommelier

The Krebs announced that after an extensive search and interview process from top candidates nationwide, they have hired Peter Justin Jacobi, a highly sought after General Manager/Sommelier that has worked at some of the world’s top restaurants.

Beat Brasserie Announces New Executive Chef James Lyons

Beat Brasserie, recently named one of the top “100 Hottest Restaurants in America” by, has welcomed Executive Chef James Lyons, formerly of Chicago’s famed The Publican and avec restaurants, as he introduces an innovative menu featuring seasonal, shareable plates.
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ArrowStream Announces Mitch Rader as New CEO

ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain innovator that combines expertise in data science and analytics to improve the way supply chains perform, today announced the appointment of Mitch Rader as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Raleigh's SONO Names New Chef and General Manager

This week, SONO announced Hyun-Woo Kim as Executive Chef and James Yang as General Manager—an inspiring and highly trained duo to reinvigorate one of the Triangle’s most essential Asian restaurants.

Lawry's The Prime Rib Chicago Names Steve Goellner Executive Chef

Lawry’s The Prime Rib welcomed Executive Chef Steve Goellner to the timeless steakhouse located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Goellner brings over 10 years of hospitality experience from distinguished restaurants, most recently serving as Executive Chef at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and D.

Trump Administration Pushes Aside Obama-Era Overtime Rule

On Friday, the Department of Labor stepped back from the Obama-era rule that would have made any salaried employee making less than $47,476 eligible for overtime. Former President Barack Obama gave the DOL guidance to update the overtime regulations in 2014, a move that would have impacted roughly 85 percent of American managers at local businesses, according to Homebase’s customer analysis report.

P.J.W. Restaurant Group Expands HR Team

The P.J.W. Restaurant Group announced the addition of Jenifer McGonigle as Director of People and Talent Development. In this newly created role, McGonigle will apply her years of experience to further develop and grow the Human Resources structure for the group’s 1,600 employees in 19 restaurants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Haddonfield-based corporate headquarters.

James Beard Foundation President to Step Down

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that Susan Ungaro will step down as president of the James Beard Foundation. Ungaro will continue to serve in her role as president of the Foundation until December 31, while the Board conducts a national search for a new leader.

Fishbowl Names Jim Soss New Chief Executive Officer

Fishbowl, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and a leading customer engagement platform provider for the restaurant industry, announced Tuesday that it has named Jim Soss as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer.

East Coast Wings + Grill Names Mark Lyso EVP of Operations

East Coast Wings + Grill, a North Carolina based casual dining restaurant with an emphasis on buffalo wings, announced the appointment of Mark Lyso as its Executive VP of Operations. A franchise veteran with 23 years of experience, Lyso brings with him an extensive knowledge of both the franchise and restaurant industries.

Hard Rock Names Stephen K. Judge President of Cafe Operations

Hard Rock International—owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands—announced the appointment of Stephen K. Judge as President of Cafe Operations. In this new role, Judge will use his more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to oversee daily operations for 176 corporate and franchise locations around the world, drive Hard Rock’s world-famous branded retail merchandise business while growing and strengthening the Hard Rock Cafe portfolio.

Matt Brigotti Joins Idaho Potato Commission as Foodservice Promotions Director

On June 15, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, OH. Brigotti will work closely with Tod Schmidt, the current regional Foodservice Promotion Director and 16-year veteran who will be retiring in October, and two other IPC foodservice promotion directors to transition to the IPC team.

Elizabeth Dahl Named Pastry Chef of Tory Miller's Graze and L'Etoile

James Beard Award winning Chef Tory Miller and Deja Food Group announced that Chef Elizabeth Dahl has joined their team as pastry chef of Graze and L’Etoile. Alongside her husband Tim Dahl, she owned the acclaimed capitol square restaurant Nostrano that garnered praise from local and national critics, earning Dahl a James Beard semifinalist nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef.