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Shake Shack hired Stephanie Sentell to serve as chief operations officer, effective July 1, 2024.

Angelo Grillas was hired to serve as vice president of national accounts for Southern CaseArts.

Former Panera executive Scott Davis will become chief concept officer for Noodles & Company, effective June 19, 2024.

Multiconcept operator Jose Andres Group has received an investment from Rock Creek, an investment company, and subsequently made some updates to its leadership team.

Corner Bakery Cafe promoted Erin Hasselgren to president from chief operating officer. Corner Bakery Cafe also welcomed back Becky Foulk as its corporate chef to lead the chain’s culinary strategy and menu innovation.

Scott Taylor was appointed CEO for Cherry Bounce Hospitality, a newly formed full-service restaurant concept owned by private equity firm Hargett Hunter.

Quest Food Management Services hired Fenil Patel to serve as sr. vice president of business development for the foodservice management company that works with schools in the Midwest.

Foodservice equipment industry veteran Mark Fogarty has rejoined Thermo-Kool as executive vice president and national sales manager.

The James Beard Foundation named the winners of its 2024 Restaurant and Chef awards, which “celebrate excellence across a range of experiences, from fine-dining establishments to casual gems, and emerging talents to established luminaries, while supporting and encouraging a more sustainable industry.”

Commercial foodservice equipment maintenance and repair company Tech24 has acquired ProCold, a service agency serving the New York City market. As a result of this deal, ProCold is now part of Tech24’s AmeriCold subsidiary.

The parent company for Norlake and Master-Bilt, Refrigerated Solutions Group made three updates to its foodservice sales organization.

Allied Buying Corporation, an Illinois-based dealer buying group, recognized the contributions of some of its members and vendors with its annual awards program.

The National Association of College & University Food Services announced the gold, silver and bronze winners of the 2024 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, Nutrition Awards and Sustainability Awards.

Michiel Bakker was appointed the sixth president of the Culinary Institute of America. Bakker will assume this role on September 1, 2024.

Winholt Equipment Group added a product manager and a territory sales manager as the company prepares to open another manufacturing facility.

Hatco Corp. hired Steve Bindl to serve as its head of global marketing and Josh Beale to serve as key accounts specialist for the Milwaukee-based commercial foodservice equipment manufacturer.

SEFA, a dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group recognized the contributions of some of its member companies and suppliers through a series of annual awards. Specifically, SEFA named Cook’s Direct its Member of the Year and Vollrath Company its Supplier of the Year.

One Source Reps adds to its line card, while Alto-Shaam, Refrigerated Solutions Group and Southern CaseArts update their rep networks. Plus, Elevate Foodservice Group adds to its sales team.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the winners of its annual awards given to service members and military establishments of the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves.