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Punch Bowl Social Names Culinary Director

Chef Cina to lead the emerging chain’s culinary efforts on a national level

Denver-based restaurant group, Punch Bowl Social hired chef Chris Cina to serve as its culinary operations director on a national level.

In this new role, Cina will oversee the Punch Bowl Social culinary teams at the existing six locations and will support all upcoming locations, focusing on the execution of new menu updates, training new and existing chefs and serving as a resource for the kitchen teams across the country. Cina’s hire comes on the heels of the recent appointment of chef Matt Selby as regional executive chef overseeing the culinary teams at the Denver location on South Broadway and the one in Stapleton, a newly developed Denver-area neighborhood, which will open early in 2017.

Punch Bowl Social has locations in Denver, Portland, Austin, Detroit, Cleveland and Schaumburg, Ill. The chain plans to open new restaurants in Indianapolis and Minneapolis later this year.