Vice President of People Development
VP of People Development for 5 years.
25 years in the restaurant business. Seen (and done) it all.
Started in his Father’s restaurant. “It’s in my blood!”
Specialties are operations and marketing.
Lots of meetings. Devising training and retention programs.
Participates in all new location openings.
What’s cool about Chop as a business:
“Our president is
deeply committed to people. And he is driven to make the brand grow. When those
two things come together it is extremely powerful.”
Why he loves his job:
“I love to watch people get somewhere. At
Chop we make it happen.”
Why working at Chop is a great “learn while you earn”
“The skills you learn at Chop are highly
transferable. And we offer the best level of support for career advancement of
any company in our category.”
More education perks:
“Our Culinary Education program provides
mentoring and even financial assistance.”
Secrets for attracting and retaining people in a tight job market:
“Lucky for me the Chop brand does a lot of the work. People know
Chop and they want to work here. Plus we get LOTS of referrals - a very
large percentage of our people were brought in by friends who work