More Changes at Red Restaurant Group: Team Adds Executive Chef, Director of Operations

Lately, the news out of Red Restaurant Group has been one of exits: that of longtime chef and partner Jonathan Bennet, and that of short-lived restaurant 811, which closed last week to retool.

This week brings some positive news for the organization. The recent hiring of two key figures will undoubtedly add some leadership and stability as the company continues to expand its footprint at home and away.

Shawn Cline, who for many years has been an integral figure with Hospitality Restaurants, not the least of which has been helping to launch and expand the Rosewood Grill brand, has been named Executive Chef of Moxie and Red, the Steakhouse (Beachwood). Cline graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts and actually worked at Moxie early in his professional career.

David Schneider, who recently rejoined Zack Bruell’s ZB Restaurant Group after exiting from it a few years back, will leave it again to join Red Restaurant Group. As Director of Operations, Schneider will oversee all facets of Red’s growing portfolio of restaurants, both here and in cities like Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Miami.

“David and Shawn share the same passion for providing our guests with the highest level of experience,” states Jonathan Gross, President and CFO, Red Restaurant Group. “Our team of professionals is committed to excellence with every bite and at every turn.”

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