Former Benihana CEO to lead the emerging Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar and Ida Claire concepts.

Multiconcept operator Front Burner Restaurant Group appointed restaurant industry veteran Steve Shlemon to serve as CEO for its Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar and Ida Claire chains. Shlemon comes to Front Burner after serving as CEO for Benihana, overseeing the company’s Benihana, RA Sushi and Haru concepts. Steve-ShlemonSteve Shlemon

In his new role with Front Burner, Shlemon will lead operation strategy, menu innovation and marketing for Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar and Ida Claire.