CONCORD, Ont. — Alto-Shaam has appointed Gerard Strong as a corporate chef.
In his new role, Strong will serve as an application specialist for Alto-Shaam foodservice equipment. His responsibilities include enhancing the Alto-Shaam customer experience through voice-of-the-customer initiatives, as well as executing menu consultations and culinary demonstrations. Through these efforts, Strong will support the global sales, product development and marketing departments.
With more than 18 years of experience in the culinary industry, Strong has worked in leading positions for various foodservice operations, including professional kitchens, restaurants and retail establishments. Prior to joining Alto-Shaam, Strong was the general manager and executive chef at Belfre Kitchen in Delafield, Wis., where he oversaw all daily operations of the restaurant and developed a workplace culture and systems that enabled the restaurant to run efficiently and financially sound.