AUSTIN, Texas (JAN. 18, 2016) — HotSchedules®, a leading provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, was recognized in QSR Magazine’s 2016 Applied Technology Awards. Newk’s Eatery’s Online Academy, an employee education platform built on HotSchedules Train, was one of three winners in the Crew-Facing Tech category.
The Peninsula Chicago announced the appointment of new Executive Chef Toni Robertson effective May 2017. Chef Robertson will oversee all three Peninsula restaurant kitchens (Shanghai Terrace, The Lobby and Pierrot Gourmet), banquets, 24-hour room service and pastry kitchen operations.
Rockit Ranch Productions’ Bottlefork, the Chicago-based hospitality group’s modern American kitchen serving locally sourced, globally-inspired fare at 441 N. Clark St. in River North, announced Wednesday the appointment of Nicole Ella to Executive Chef.
Benares in TriBeCa, known for its diverse Indian cuisine from the 28 states of India, is featuring new dishes from newly appointed Chef Qutab Singh Negi, who has infused the menu with selections inspired by his family in north India while honoring the original menu by Executive Chef Peter Beck.
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group welcomed General Manager Sherwin Levitis and Executive Chef Christopher Dertinger as the team leading both management and culinary operations at Del Frisco’s Grille Brookfield Place.
HotSchedules, a leading provider of technology solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, announced Mike Arenth as Chief Executive Officer. Arenth started with the company in late 2016 and implemented key leadership changes to better support innovation and growth.
Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker, and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie is welcoming a new addition to the team at his popular Decatur restaurant Revival: chef de cuisine Nicole Frey Edwards. Edwards was most recently sharpening her creative edge at Gillespie’s Glenwood Park restaurant Gunshow, and now Revival guests will have the opportunity to experience both her culinary creativity and her fervor for Southern fare.
Former Popeyes executive Richard Lynch will take the helm at Granite City Food & Brewery, the operating company of 36-unit Granite City Food & Brewery and five-unit Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer W. Douglas Benn will retire from the company on July 7. He will be succeeded by Matthew Clark, who brings over 11 years of experience with the Company, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy.
Sterling Spoon Culinary Management hired Brent Rabren as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Rabren will support operations as well as lead new initiatives of strategic business growth alongside of the current senior leadership team.
New Waterloo announced Erind Halilaj, formerly of Obicà Mozzarella Bar, as the executive chef of Il Brutto, the group’s neighborhood Italian restaurant, bar and sandwich shop opening in East Austin later this summer.
Black Bear Diner, the rapidly expanding family dining concept headquartered in Redding, California, announced the addition of Mark Seferian as vice president of real estate and Teri Hathaway as vice president of training.
Front Burner, restaurant management company for premier fondue restaurant franchise, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., announced Tuesday it has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Randy Barnett as vice president of information technology and Jennifer Dodd as vice president of operations.
Viviane, the Kelly Wearstler-designed eatery elegantly sequestered within the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, announced that Jack Hotchkin has been appointed as Executive Chef. Hotchkin brings nearly 15 years of culinary experience from around the country.
World of Beer, Inc. (WOB), announced the selections for the company’s 2017 Drink It Intern program. Over 7,000 hopefuls applied during the nationwide submission for the chance to spend the summer traveling, capturing and sharing the stories of beer communities big and small.
Follett LLC announced that Don Follett, former CEO of Follett, has been awarded the Daniel E. Cohen award for outstanding service to ProJeCt of Easton and its mission to "build a better community by helping people help themselves.