MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Alto-Shaam’s longest serving chef, Nic Tsikis, is retiring after nearly 30 years at the company.
“Working at Alto-Shaam has been fantastic and I have loved every second of it. The role has given me the opportunity to travel the world and learn so much about other cultures and cooking styles,” says Tsikis. “Training and educating our customers on how to improve quality and maximize our award-winning equipment has been a great pleasure. I will miss it and all of the Alto-Shaam family who make it such a great place to work.”
Tsikis joined Alto-Shaam in 1990 as international corporate executive chef, splitting his time between Alto-Shaam’s headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis. and travelling to customers around the world.
“Well-respected and handpicked by my father 30 years ago, Nic has played a pivotal role in our international growth as a business,” says Steve Maahs, president of Alto-Shaam. “Nic is the go-to man for equipment training, troubleshooting and recipe innovation. His knowledge, guidance and presence — both in and out of the kitchen — will be greatly missed.”