Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a classic American restaurant with 38 restaurants across the country, hired Tammy Calhoun to serve as Director of Learning in its corporate office. The polished-casual brand created this new position to further develop its talent and further grow results within the company. Calhoun’s responsibilities will include designing, building and implementing internal learning strategies.
“We noticed a need for a more in-depth training program for our employees, so creating the Director of Learning position was a natural next step for us in order to continue to push the business forward,” says Vice President of Human Resources Charles Blankenship. “Tammy comes from an extensive background in training and development, specifically within the restaurant industry, so we knew she would be a perfect fit for the role.”
Calhoun has been a member of CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) since 2005 and was selected as conference director for CHART’s 92nd annual Hospitality Training Conference in July 2016. For four years, she has also participated in the WFF (Women’s Foodservice Forum), the premier leadership development community for collective insights and connections empowering women in the foodservice industry.