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.
TriMark USA named John Tulaney director of private label equipment. In this role Tulaney’s primary focus is the dealer’s Kintera brand.
Truluck’s hired Thomas Dritsas to serve as its corporate executive chef. In this role, Dritsas will work side by side with the chain’s chefs to oversee Truluck’s culinary teams while creating dishes that will help its menu continues to evolve.
Iced tea chain HTeaO hired coffee veteran Heath Nielsen to serve as its president.
Keith Kidwell will assume the role of executive director for the International Foodservice Equipment Distributors, effective January 2024. Kidwell will replace Mike McNeel, who will retire after 11 years leading the foodservice equipment buying group.
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 presented Arizona Restaurant Supply with its Member of the Year Award and Vulcan with its Supplier of the Year Award.
Famous Toastery hired Rob Sterioti to serve as vice president of operations for the 25-unit better brunch franchise.
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill named Angelo Freites vice president of operations for the fast-casual chain.
High school teams from Plymouth Canton Educational Park in Canton, Mich., and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn., were the winners of the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition at the 2023 National ProStart Invitational.