Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named the five foodservice professionals that are the recipients of its 2020 Top Achiever Awards. These awards recognize excellence among foodservice consultants, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers’ reps, operators and service agents.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will present Harry Schildkraut, FCSI, principal and owner of S2O Consultants, with the magazine’s 2020 Hall of Fame Award.
Kathy Langlois will join the Zoomba Group team – publisher of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design – as vice president, effective February 14. In this newly created position, she will report to CEO and Founder, Maureen Slocum.
Company veteran Erica Havers was promoted to president of Blodgett Oven Group. In her new role Havers will direct and oversee the Middleby brands Blodgett, Perfect Fry, Marsal and BKI, all of which are manufactured in Essex, Vt.
When Sinelli Concepts International acquired Paciugo Gelato Caffe in January 2018, it wasn’t buying just another brand for a portfolio that includes fast-causal sandwich chain Which Wich. It was choosing a partner for Which Wich, one that could expand its hours of operation and grow both businesses.
Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer Welbilt hired Keri Llewellyn to serve as senior vice president, global business development.
Carpigiani North America appointed Kami Poppen to serve as vice president of sales and marketing. In addition to overseeing sales and marketing efforts for the Ali Group Company, Poppen will manage Carpigiani’s the distributor network, key accounts, and educational programs including Gelato University and Frozen Dessert University.
Bojangles’ hired chef Marshall Scarborough to serve as the chain’s vice president of menu and culinary innovation. Scarborough comes to Bojangles' from Wendy’s, where he led a team of chefs and food scientists in designing new menu items.
Rōti Modern Mediterranean appointed Justin Seamonds to serve as chief executive officer of the Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant chain.
No matter the foodservice operation, it’s a sure bet that the grill station serves as heart of the kitchen. More often than not, this area encompasses the culinary team using charbroilers and flattop griddles in tandem to prepare a majority of menu items.
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies named Mobile Fixture the 2020 winner of the magazine’s prestigious Dealer of the Year Award.
The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation named their 2020 board officers and directors. Melvin Rodrigue, president and CEO of Galatoire’s Restaurants, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, and Stan Harris, president and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.