Harrison Joins Skilled Management Team Dedicated to Providing
Chef-Driven Food to On-site Cafés
ATLANTA (February, X 2013) – The team behind such brands as Sterling Spoon Culinary Management (SSCM), Market Street Café, Aqua blue and Marlow’s Tavern has hired Tripp Harrison as a market partner at SSCM. The culinary management company’s roster of well-respected clients includes The Coca-Cola Company, NCR, Greenway Medical, Kia Motor Cars, Cousins Properties HQ, Global Payments and AFLAC.
“Our business has experienced great growth in the past year and we are expecting another successful year of progress and the development of our brand and company,” said John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder. “I know that Tripp will help us to grow as well as be an ambassador of our brands and our culture.”
In 1993, Harrison began his career in fine dining at Oxford Steak Company in Oxford, MS. He quickly worked his way up to the executive chef position which inspired him to pursue a culinary degree at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC to further develop his passion for high-quality food and service. While studying for his bachelor’s degree, Harrison was employed in various roles by Hospitality Management Group, Inc., operator of popular Charleston restaurants Magnolia’s, Blossom and Cypress Grill, and was eventually promoted to sous chef. Upon graduation, Harrison went to work for J. Alexander’s where he gained experience as a chef in the Birmingham, AL and Atlanta locations. In 2001, he began his on-site foodservice career in foodservice management, working as a regional chef before becoming a district manager.
“Tripp brings a wealth of knowledge to Sterling Spoon Culinary Management from working with on-site cafés as well as high-volume sports and arena venues,” said Robert J. Schmitz, chief operating officer and vice president of strategic development at SSCM. “His diverse background and leadership experience are valuable assets to the company as it continues to expand in the on-site restaurant and catering business in the Georgia market.”
“I am excited to be a part of the Sterling Spoon Culinary Management team,” said Harrison. “It’s a growing company in Atlanta and a leader in on-site cafés in the region, and I look forward to lending my skills and expertise to help us achieve our ambitious growth and operational goals.”
Sterling Spoon’s chef-driven food philosophy defies the common reputation of an office building cafeteria and offers guests a more comfortable environment when having lunch or grabbing a morning coffee. The cafés offer unique and flavorful fare and use only the freshest products and seasonal ingredients. SSCM treats these corporate cafes as on-site restaurants and creates tailored menus for each venue.
About Sterling Spoon Culinary Management (SSCM)
Sterling Spoon Culinary Management (SSCM) owns and operates public and private corporate cafés throughout Georgia such as Bistro 191 and Market Street Café. The company was founded by a restaurant management group led by restaurateur John C. Metz and designer Tom DiGiorgio. The restaurant management group is committed to high-quality cuisine and outstanding guest service and world class hospitality. This locally owned and operated restaurant management company places a major emphasis on community involvement has partnered with several non-profit organizations throughout the years, including Special Olympics Georgia, Share Our Strength and Atlanta Community Food Bank, as well as numerous local and neighborhood philanthropic partnerships in the communities they serve.
Sterling Spoon Culinary Management possesses a food-first philosophy that combines talented chefs, dedicated employees, outstanding culinary and financial management to provide clients with extraordinary food and hospitality with an innovative retail approach. With a creative flair and a thoughtful Farm to Fork initiative, the chefs develop appetizing options that are wholesome, fresh and reasonably priced. Sterling Spoon Culinary Management is located at 4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite 465; 678-395-7066. For more information, visit sterlingspoon.com.