May 8, 2013
T&S Brass Adds Southern Regional Sales Manager
T&S Brass and Bronze Works announced the addition of Eric Isenbarger as southern regional sales manager. He will oversee foodservice and lab/plumbing accounts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and lab/plumbing accounts in Texas.
Seiss Joins Unified Brands
Rick Seiss was named director of engineering for Unified Brands. He will be responsible for the development of the Groen, Randell, Avtec, A la Cart, Power Soak and CapKold product lines.
Ruby Tuesday Announced Series of Management Changes
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced the addition of Jeffrey Wood as senior vice president and chief development officer as well as several other management changes, including a new vice president of culinary and beverage – executive chef.
Twin Peaks Names New President
Patrick Droesch was named president and COO of Twin Peaks restaurants.
AHF Culinary Competition Finalists Announced
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the finalists for its 2013 Culinary Competition that will take place in conjunction with its annual conference in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on June 7.
Morrow Joins QualServ
EJ Morrow is the new president and CEO of QualServ, a Ft. Smith, Ark.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership.
AHF Announces Healthcare Foodservice Award Winners
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice announced the winners of its 2013 awards program, with awards to be presented at its annual conference in New Orleans.
Remembering Rod Chaudoir
Rod Chaudoir, Hatco Corporation’s former president and chairman of the board, died on April 28. He was 83 years old.
Technomic Takes a Closer Look at the Top 500 Restaurant Chains
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 4.9 percent annual sales increase in 2012, a marked improvement over the 3.5 percent gain in 2011, according to data released by Technomic, a Chicago-based market research firm. U.S. system-wide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an estimated $254 billion in 2012, up more than $12 billion over 2011.
Alto-Shaam Names VP of National Accounts
Alto-Shaam named Brian Zornes vice president of national accounts – retail.
This Week in Foodservice: The Restaurant Industry Outpaces the Overall Economy
The U.S. economy may be in a funk but the restaurant industry is doing its part to spark growth, according to data released by a variety of independent sources.
Global Culinarian Appointed for Beech Ovens, Jade Range and Viking Commercial
Chef Grant Macpherson was named global culinarian for Beech Ovens, Jade Range and Viking Commercial Range.
NRA Show’s Ask the Design Experts Features FCSI Member Consulting
FCSI-The Americas will offer free consultations to attendees of the 94th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event, May 18-21, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Mimi’s Promotes Pair
Mimi’s Café named Stuart Gee regional director of operations for the central United States and promoted Daniel Boyd to senior director of operations services and training.