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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Names New Executive Chef

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop appointed Chef Josh Diekman to serve as director of culinary and executive chef for the Texas-based restaurant chain.

Chef Josh Diekman Head ShotDiekman is no stranger to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, having worked with the chain since 2018 helping develop some of its limited-time offers. Diekman’s background also includes servings as corporate executive chef at Land O‘Lakes where he was responsible for menu development, operational procedures, and trend analysis. Before that, he was the corporate executive chef at Nestlé where he partnered with restaurants such as Fuzzy’s, Chili’s Grill & Bar, TGI Fridays, Bar Louie, and more to develop trend-based menu applications with their products.

“Chef Josh has been an incredible asset to us, and we are excited to have him as a full-time part of the Fuzzy’s family as we continue to put our focus on food first,” says Paul Damico, CEO of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “His understanding of restaurant operations along with his ability to monitor culinary trends and keep Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at the forefront of what is popular with our guests has been extremely valuable to us.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has more than 150 locations spread across 18 states. “As we continue to grow, Josh’s focus on streamlining our menu and incorporating consumer trends will be essential to our strategy,” Damico adds.