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Peter Klein joins CulinArt Group as new Director of Culinary Development

PLAINVIEW, NY – Peter Klein has joined CulinArt Group as Director of Culinary Development, bringing more than 25 years of experience with restaurants in New York City, New Orleans, South Florida, Hawaii and other hotbeds of culinary innovation to the company.

Klein works with CulinArt Group’s Operations teams in 18 states to bring our clients and customers the latest in tastes and trends. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Peter has experience at every level of the restaurant hierarchy – from Owner/Operator and Executive Chef to Culinary Director, Food Stylist and Consultant.

Klein’s talents will serve CulinArt Group (and, just as importantly – our clients) well in blending culinary expertise with cost-efficiency. In restaurants he has led, he balanced revenue growth with tight food- and labor-cost control. For hotel chains in a consulting capacity, he specialized in the development of menu concepts, recipes and seasonal menu changes. Throughout his career (and regardless of the venue) he also ensured efficiency in kitchen design, staff selection and management, and return-on-investment.

“After an extensive search for the perfect fit,” says Tom Eich, President and Chief Operating Officer of CulinArt Group, “Chef Peter’s wide industry experience brings a fresh, invigorated approach to dining services to our clients.”

New York City is Peter’s home as well as his “favorite city in the world,” yet he draws inspiration from travel to Europe and other parts of the world. In addition to appearing on reality TV series “Chopped: Season 2,” Peter has taught Culinary Arts at The New School, Institute of Culinary Education and De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s.

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  • September 22, 2014

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“I would like to thank you and your staff for helping to make our Annual Holiday Party a Great Success.  You did an Amazing job from the décor, the food and the service you provided! I have heard nothing but great comments. As always, I enjoyed working with you and your team.”

“Just want to take a moment to thank you for running such a great kitchen. It’s been a huge benefit to have such a delicious and various assortment of foods to choose from, all without having to leave the building. I’m always amazed at the daily variety and the quality of food that is offered. The cafeteria has made my food choices as easy as can be.”

“What a night! You and your team rocked it and made us look like stars. Great working with you and know we will have more chances to work together on future events.”

“The dinner I had tonight at Forman was not only the best meal I have had at Forman in the entire time I have been here, it was the best meal I can remember having anywhere in a long time. [It] was a restaurant quality meal, and it added to the enjoyment that the two young ladies serving me could not have been more charming. What an energizing way to finish a weekend eating a dinner like that.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Yesterday I ordered the special (Bloody Mary Burger) which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted, [but] this e-mail is not to praise the burger.  Eating the burger reminded me of the great service, professionalism, the smiles, the knowledge and the great food that I have come to love each and every day.  Your team, who really work as a team, take their time to explain nutrition and meal ideas, and encourage healthy eating.  I wouldn’t change one thing about this crew. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for their hard work each and every day.”

“I hope you do the food service in heaven.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Thank You for once again going above and beyond to ensure that our programs are a success. Your willingness to customize menus as well as provide your expert guidance to develop a well-rounded selection of offerings is what keeps us coming back! The food is always exceptional! Our programs would not be a success without the CulinArt team!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

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