Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Cini•Little to Update its Management

Cini•Little International, a Maryland-based foodservice consulting firm, announced three updates to its management team, effective March 31.

Orlando Espinosa will transition from vice president of design to become the president and COO. He will succeed Dick Eisenbarth who will assume the newly created position of vice president, strategic relations. In addition, Kathleen Held, CPSM, was promoted to the newly formed position of chief marketing officer. Held has been with Cini•Little for more than 20 years, most recently serving as vice president of marketing and business development.

A foodservice industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience, Espinosa joined Cini•Little in 2017.

In his new role, Eisenbarth will focus on some of his personal passions including project work, strategic relationships, and staff mentoring, per a company release announcing these changes.

Where’s The Beef?

Plant-forward movement takes root.

A Pro You Should Know: John Spicer, Founder, Crest Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, Virginia Beach, Va.

Continuing FE&S’ focus on industry veterans engaged in philanthropic activities, this month John Spicer of Crest Restaurant Equipment & Supplies in Virginia Beach, Va., discusses Camp Grom. The expansive adventure park and recreation center was built specifically for children with disabilities and their families, as well as for wounded warriors, fallen warriors and their families. It opens this month.