Cooper’s Hawk has hired Beth Scott as chief restaurant officer, a post that gives her responsibility for day-to-day operations of the 45-unit casual wine bar chain.
Scott joins Cooper’s Hawk from Bloomin’ Brands, where she served as president of the Outback Steakhouse parent’s Fleming’s Prime Steak and Wine Bar group. In that role, she oversaw 65 high-end restaurants generating $300 million a year in annual revenues, according to her new employer. She held that position for about four years.
Earlier, Scott worked for Disney Parks & Resorts, overseeing what the entertainment giant calls its Food & Beverage Experience Planning and Integration operation.In that role, she oversaw concept development and operations.
She has also logged time with Todd English’s Olives polished-casual brand; House of Blues; Hilton Hotels & Resorts; and Loews Hotels.
“Her skills and counsel will add great value to our executive leadership team and thinking,” Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk CEO and founder, said in a statement. “We are excited to build on the strength of our current management team as we build on our brand’s innovation, momentum and guest experiences.”
The chain currently operates restaurants in 10 states.