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MARK GRIMES JOINS MARCUS THEATRES® AS DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Published On: Friday, March 02, 2012

MARK GRIMES JOINS MARCUS THEATRES® AS DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE

 Milwaukee, Wis., March 1, 2012….. Marcus Theatres® today announced that Mark Grimes has joined the company as director of food and beverage.  Grimes will oversee and assist with the expansion of the company’s food and beverage operations including its Zaffiro’s restaurants, Big Screen Bistro in-theatre dining and various lounge concepts.

 

“Expanding our food and beverage offerings to moviegoers continues to be a primary growth strategy for Marcus Theatres.  Mark’s extensive culinary expertise and innovative ideas will provide a fresh perspective, while continuing to provide our customers with the traditional menu items they know and love,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres.

 

Prior to joining Marcus Theatres, Grimes worked for the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans as the executive sous chef, and later at The American Club in Kohler, Wis.  His experience includes positions with organizations including the Lettuce Entertain You, Champps/DAKA International, ESPN Zone/Disney, FOX Sports Grill and Restaurants-America out of Chicago.  He also served as corporate chef/director of operations for Pinstripes, Inc., based in Chicago, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of food and beverage operations.

 

Grimes was recognized as one of the top ten student chefs in the United States by Food & Wine magazine in 1990. He had an integral role in four separate ventures that received the annual Nation’s Restaurant News ‘Hot Concepts!’ Award, which recognizes the country’s most compelling and cutting-edge restaurant ideas.

 

As a student, Grimes obtained formal training at Claridge’s of the Savoy Group in London. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1990 with an associate of occupational studies degree in culinary arts.

 

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