Francesca Penoncelli briefly left BICE Ristorante last year to work in Peru but has recently returned as executive pastry chef and formaggiaio. Since her return, Penoncelli has completely revamped the Italian restaurant's dessert menu.
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Hunter, who will be responsible for all aspects of business operations for the multi-unit operator, will report directly to company owners, which are the children of original founders Roberto and Dolores Roberto.
Hunter's initial focus will be the launch and growth of the new catering division and real estate development for the company.
Before joining Roberto's, Hunter was COO of Pat & Oscar’s Restaurants.
Secviar, who previously worked at The French Laundry for the past six years, first began as a chef de partie and moved through various stations before being promoted to sous chef in 2008.
At his new post, Secviar will work closely with Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley to create the restaurant's French cuisine.
“We have had such great success with the first three locations,” said Tony Farmand, owner of The Kebab Shop. “We wanted to add a fourth store and people had been begging for one in Little Italy."
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