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Management drops top position at City Center
Chef Kermit Griffin
Kermit Griffin

After a decision made by The Wilderman Group to eliminate a position at the Richmond Hill City Center, former director and executive chef Kermit Griffin is no longer with the facility.
“As the operator, we review the internal operations and structure for the organization and look at what is best for the City Center and make decisions accordingly,” Kristin Kurie, president of The Wilderman Group, said.
The Wilderman Group is a Charleston, S.C.-based management company that operates the center for Richmond Hill. Kurie said Griffin’s last day was Aug. 22.
In the mean time, Kurie said the group has selected someone to serve as an interim director, though there are no current plans to rehire director/executive chef position.
“Andrea Powers, who has been the property director of sales, is acting in the capacity as interim director,” Kurie said. “As we engage in the budget process for 2012, we are looking at our structure and we’ll make decisions on the operations accordingly,” she said.
Powers declined to comment on the matter, but Kurie said there haven’t been any impacts in operations with the transistion and none are anticipated.
“Kermit maintained that title, but there was also a team behind him in the kitchen handling day-to-day support of food and beverage operation, and that team is still in tact,” she said.

Read more in the Sept. 3 edition of the News.

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