C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), a revolutionary food and beverage platform by CEO and founder Sam Nazarian, continues to disrupt the food service industry and has top talent scrambling to join its visionary team, including an array of well-respected female leaders with impressive culinary industry backgrounds. In less than two years, C3 opened 250 brand kitchens, launched 15 brands and unveiled CITIZENS GO – a first-to-market delivery app that allows for multiple brand items in one order. Looking ahead, the company is on pace to open another 300 brand kitchens and the first Citizens Food Hall by year’s end.
To support this explosive growth, C3 has hired more than 1,200 employees across the U.S. and now welcomes new senior team members to lead C3 as the company re-shapes the future of the food and beverage industry. A diverse mix of high-level business and branding executives, top chefs and beverage masters add fresh, 360-degree expert perspectives to fuel C3‘s upward trajectory with an emphasis on strategic growth acquisitions, development of brands, digital experiences and menu items, and continued discovery of underused real estate solutions. A new beverage team plans to make waves for both C3‘s delivery brands and brick-and-mortar locations with innovative takes on classic cocktails and beverages made to withstand the delivery process.
C3 proudly welcomes a dynamic set of females stepping into executive leadership roles with this important round of new hires, many of which will be instrumental to the strategic growth of the C3 brand and the success of the first Citizens Food Hall, opening in New York City’s Manhattan West development. This includes Jillian O’Connor – Director of Design and Project Management, Yael Vengroff – Head of Bars & Mixology Programming for Katsuya and sBar, Lynn Bound – Culinary Director for CITIZENS Manhattan West and Mayency Prieto – General Manager of Katsuya at Manhattan West.
“My team is the backbone of C3’s success,” says Nazarian. “Top players from all industries coming on board is a testament to what we are creating – an unstoppable, highly-creative and immensely successful food empire that is revolutionizing the culinary world.”
This announcement also comes in the wake of several industry-first partnerships for C3 including the launch of Graduate Food Hall with Graduate Hotels to inject its restaurant brands into university markets nationwide, the introduction of ghost kitchens in residential real estate at Kenect serviced apartment communities by Akara Living and its first fulfillment partnership with The Ice Cream Shop by Unilever.