Polished-casual chain Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has appointed three new executives as it plots its expansion, the company announced Tuesday.
John Reale, chief operating officer. Reale has previously served as COO of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and Focus Brands.
Katie Knight, chief marketing officer. Knight held the CMO post at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and worked as vice president of advertising and marketing for a wine company.
Dean Courtelis, chief culinary officer. Courtelis, who was actually hired late last year, previously managed operations at several locations of The Cheesecake Factory. Courtelis also worked at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, where he designed and oversaw the company’s first FDA-certified food manufacturing facility.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza also appointed Claudia Schaefer to its board of directors. Schaefer was previously CMO of Jamba Juice and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza announces four new appointments to complete its executive team and board of directors. Pictured left to right: Chief People Officer Michele Zavolta, Chief Culinary Officer Dean Courtelis, Chief Executive Officer Wayne Jones, Chief Marketing Officer Katie Knight, Chief Financial Officer Rebekah Cooksey and Chief Operating Officer John Reale.