Sodexo’s Chazz Alberti to Lead Culinary Development for Leisure Services
December 18, 2009
Alberti will focus on strategic design, development and delivery of innovative culinary solutions for cultural destinations
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 18, 2009 — Sodexo Inc., leader in Quality of Life Solutions, announces the appointment of Executive Chef Chazz Alberti as national director of culinary standards for Sodexo Leisure Services, a newly formed division of Sodexo Corporate Services. Sodexo Leisure Services provides on-site solutions to cultural destinations, conference centers and public venues throughout the U.S.
Alberti's role will be to work with culinary and special event teams on strategic design, development and delivery of innovative culinary solutions that support each venue's cultural mission and identity. Alberti will continue to focus on the division's initiative of integrating sustainable and local products into menus.
"Chazz blends innovation and demonstrated talent for crafting new and exciting flavors in our kitchens. He has the confidence and trust of our culinary leaders in the field and produces results that exceed our client's expectations," says Steve DiPrima, division president, Sodexo Leisure Services.
In serving this growing market in North America, Sodexo Leisure Services provides comprehensive service solutions in with restaurants, cafes, concessions, special events, facilities management and event sales for a diversified portfolio of clients including Shedd Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry, Dallas Museum of Art, Chumash Casino and RFK Stadium. The company manages conferencing properties such as Desert Willow and Northpointe Conference Centers.
Alberti joined Sodexo in 2000 and most recently served as Executive Chef at the Chase River Center in Wilmington, Delaware. He began his career during the Philadelphia restaurant renaissance, studying under iconic Philadelphia chef Nicholas Petruse. He previously held culinary leadership roles at The Sands Hotel and Casino, Le Champignon and Restaurant Mirabelle.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), a member of Sodexo Group, is a leading provider of Comprehensive Service Solutions serving more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care, retirement, schools, higher education, government and remote sites. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Sodexo, Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. The Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org) is an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $12.7 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.