Employee Management

Kevin Flannery Joins Ocean Prime New York as General Manager

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced the appointment of Kevin Flannery as the new General Manager of Ocean Prime New York. Kevin brings ten years of experience at high-end restaurants in L.A., D.C. and Columbus to his new role, and the Ocean Prime New York team is excited to welcome such a seasoned leader to the helm.

National Restaurant Association’s Cicely Simpson Named Leading Association Lobbyist

National Restaurant Association (NRA) Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, Cicely Simpson was honored today as a 2017 Leading Association Lobbyist by Association TRENDS.Simpson has led Government Affairs and Policy for the Association since 2015, navigating the wide array of policy issues affecting all aspects of the restaurant industry.

Dawn Sweeney Accepts Association Executive of the Year Award

National Restaurant Association president and CEO Dawn Sweeney was honored today with the Association TRENDS 2017 Association Executive of the Year. The honor recognizes a chief staff executive of a national association who has shown exemplary leadership, and was given to Sweeney as she marks her tenth year as head of the National Restaurant Association.

Doug Roth Introduces Playground Hospitality

Longtime restaurateur Doug Roth announced his restaurant consulting company, Playground Hospitality. With 35-plus years of restaurant concept development and operational expertise, Roth and his team are aiding food service startups and established restaurants alike in refining a notable brand concept to stand out in the crowded industry.

Dean & DeLuca Names Brian Bistrong Corporate Executive Chef

Dean & DeLuca, a leading purveyor of fine foods, announced Brian Bistrong as Corporate Executive Chef for market operations. Brian comes to the iconic New York brand with years of experience in the culinary industry working with acclaimed chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, David Bouley and the late Bernard Loiseau.

Durham's Motto Welcomes New Chef de Cuisine

Chef Garret Fleming, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, joins Motto in Durham by way of Washington, D.C. The new chef de cuisine started this month. Fleming graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he studied philosophy and French.

W San Francisco Expands Role of Director of Beverage & Food

Gabriele Originario expanded his role as Director of Beverage & Food at W San Francisco, now overseeing all venues (TRACE restaurant, UPSTAIRS Bar and Living Room Bar, in-room dining), and most recently banquet and catering functions (20,000 sq.

Empowerment Through Food

To Robert Egger, much of the American food charity model is built around the redemption of the giver and not the liberation of the receiver. Egger–the founder of D.C. Central Kitchen in the nation’s capital and L.

Ardent Mills names Chief Financial Officer

Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced that John Barton has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Ardent Mills and will serve as a member of the senior leadership team.

Rich's Expands Leadership Team, Promoting Two to EVP

Expanding the ranks of its executive leadership, Rich Products Corporation announces the promotion of two longtime, senior-level associates to fill two newly created Executive Vice President positions at the Buffalo-based, global food company.

José Andrés to Close DC-Area Restaurants for 'A Day Without Immigrants' Strike

Chef José Andrés announced on Twitter that he will close all of his Washington, D.C.-area restaurants Thursday in support of the “A Day Without Immigrants” strike.“In support of our people & #ADayWithoutImmigrants Thurs 2/16 we will not open @jaleo DC CC MD, @zaytinya or @oyameldc #ImmigrantsFeedAmerica,” he wrote.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Taps Chef Troy Knapp

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. General Manager Jon Benson announced the appointment of Troy Knapp as executive chef of the 216-room luxury hotel with its landmark Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Duck Tavern.

NRAEF Hires New Vice President of Communications

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has named Gordon Lambourne Vice President of Communications. In his new role, Lambourne will lead the NRAEF’s overall communications strategy, including media relations, campaign development, social media and digital storytelling and content creation.