From new faces to people moving to new places, here is the summer edition of POPstar additions!


New Locations

Mississippi State University – Premium

  • We were awarded the Premium contract at MSU.  The premium operation at MSU is one the largest in the Company.  The football stadium has 78 Executive suites and 10 clubs serving over 7,000 guests on football gamedays.  The baseball stadium has 35 suites and four clubs serving up to 1,800 people.

Circuit of the Americas – Formula One Racing in Austin, Texas

  • We have been awarded several premium hospitality locations serving up to 5,000 guests for the F1 race during the third week of October.

POPStar Promotions 

Chef Jimmy Petracci has been promoted to Regional Executive Chef.

Genise Garcia has been promoted to Senior Executive Chef for MSU premium and concessions.

Jack Livingston is being promoted to Concessions Manger in Golf.  He did a wonderful job at Duke and is already making great strides in Golf.

Chuck Lockett has been promoted from Senior Sous Chef to Executive Sous Chef at Georiga Institute of Technology.

Takisha Hicks has been promoted to Executive Pastry Chef for the offsite division.

Additional Promotions: 

  • Kether Smith | Assistant General Manager – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johnny Howard | Operations Manager – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nicole Ortiz | Sous Chef – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Montise Brown | Executive Chef – Jacksonville State University.
  • Michael Lavender | Sous Chef – Offsite Division


New POPStars!

Chef Cliffon Jenkins | Executive Sous Chef – Road Atlanta and Gas South District Arena

Albert Nieto| General Manager – Road Atlanta

Doug Burgess | Executive Chef – MSU

Nicholas Feaster | Chef/Admin –  MSU

Chris Bazemore | Account Executive – Offsite

Monica Broughton | Account Executive Offsite

Ashley McLaughin | Account Executive – Offsite

Kevin Dash | Catering Staffing Manager – Offsite

Stacey Burscough |  General Manager – Zoo Atlanta

Heather Thomas | Director of Operations – Zoo Atlanta

Chef Johnny Blackerby | Regional Executive Chef –  MSU, Auburn, Alabama and Duke

Dontez Pherribo | Regional Director of Operations – MSU, Auburn, Alabama and Duke

Darlene Doss | Premium Staffing Supervisor

Crystal Gearlds | Stewarding Manager – Georgia International Convention Center

Arlo Wesby | Executive Chef – Georgia Tech

Andrea Maldonado | Premium Hospitality Director

Dave Peterson | Executive Chef – Golf

David Toole | Purchases – Golf



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by Dina Biondo in Team