Charlotte, N.C. (April 20, 2016) – Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a classic American restaurant with 38 restaurants across the country, has 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,” said 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.
For more information on Firebirds, visit www.firebirdsrestaurants.com.
About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill –
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a collection of 38 polished-casual restaurants known for its bold flavors, warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in classic American cuisine grilled over an authentic wood-fired grill, Firebirds heightens the guests’ experience with unexpected delights such as chilled salad plates, meticulous table manicuring and refreshed frozen martini glasses. Unique features, including stacked stone entryways, exclusive artwork and the award-winning FIREBAR® provide a full-spectrum dining experience. The FIREBAR® boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails such as its signature Double Black Diamond Martini® and a robust wine list, including its own private label wines, served at proper cellar temperatures. Firebirds’ scratch kitchen features a variety of offerings infused with bold flavors, including items such as its Wood Grilled Salmon and Chile Rubbed Delmonico grilled over local hickory, oak or pecan wood. With its mission to “Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds prides itself on providing real value to its guests. Consistent community involvement and partnerships with organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, with over a half million dollars donated to ALSF through the sales of fresh-squeezed lemonade, are also a large part of how Firebirds weaves itself into the fabric of the local communities it serves. Firebirds was listed as part of the FSR 50 – “Top 10 Fast-Growing Chains” and also received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as other national awards. For more information or to find a location, visit firebirdsrestaurants.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @FirebirdsGrill.