Restaurant industry veteran Kim Boerema was appointed president of cafe operations for Hard Rock Cafe.
Five foodservice equipment manufacturers were among the 206 organizations and businesses honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its 2021 Energy Star Awards.
The National Restaurant Association and SmartBrief introduced the 20 recipients of the inaugural Innovation Awards for Foodservice. The honorees represent innovative new or updated products and services that exemplify adaptability and resilience in three categories: sustainability, technology, and safety and health. This year’s winners include innovations developed by foodservice operators, equipment and supplies manufacturers and others.
Robert Nelson will become CEO for the National Association of College & University Food Services, effective April 12.
Bloomin’ Brands promoted Lissette Gonzalez to senior vice president, supply chain. Gonzalez joined the Florida-based multiconcept operator in 2014 and was promoted to vice president of global procurement in 2019.
As part of its annual recognition efforts, Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group presented Denver Cutlery with the organization’s Dealer of the Year Award. The dealer-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group recognized the performance of a variety of manufacturers and dealers.
Chris Karssiens was appointed interim president of Hoshizaki America. He replaces James McDowell, who left the company for personal reasons, per a release announcing the transition.
Former Cheesecake Factory executive Michael Moore was named chief operations officer for Parched Hospitality Group, a New York City-based multiconcept operator.
Kitchens To Go, a division of GRS Holding LLC, was acquired by Mobile Modular Management Corporation.