Fatz names menu development, training VPs


Café Enterprises Inc. has promoted two of its veteran staffers at Fatz.

Jeff Phillips was named vice president of purchasing and menu development for the 48-unit casual dining chain, while Sara Anderson was appointed vice president of training.

For the past two-and-a-half years, Phillips served as director of purchasing and menu development. He joined Fatz about 10 years ago as an area partner in Greer, S.C.

He had spent 10 years in the restaurant industry before joining Fatz, and served as president of the Spartanburg Area Restaurant Association from 2007 to 2008.

Anderson joined Fatz as a bartender in 1999. She was promoted to service manager that year, and director of training in 2004. She also has served as a board member and president of the Spartanburg Area Restaurant Association since 2010.

Fatz, a subsidiary of Café Enterprises, has restaurants in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

Contact Paul Frumkin at paul.frumkin@penton.com.