Multiconcept operator J. Alexander’s Holdings announced a series of promotions: Ian Dodson to vice president of culinary operations; Jim Filaroski to vice president of research & development and corporate executive chef and Shannon Hall to vice president of hospitality and service.
Dodson joined J. Alexander’s in 1993 as a kitchen coach and subsequently was named a head coach and regional director. As vice president of culinary operations, Dodson works with regional directors/regional vice presidents on kitchen operations, recipe execution and food quality standards. Dodson began his career working under Swiss Chef Anton Mosimann in London and worked for the Royal Family at Princess Anne’s estate during horse trial season, and later as head chef at the Mayfield House Hotel in the Cotswolds, England.
Filaroski joined J. Alexander’s in 1993 as director of research and development and corporate executive chef. He is responsible for new recipe development, food and beverage specifications, purchasing specifications and the rollout of new products. He is a 1990 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (B.A.), Hyde Park, N.Y., and currently holds memberships in the American Culinary Federation, the Research Chefs Association and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Hall joined J. Alexander’s in 2001 as a pub keep at the opening of the company’s restaurant in Boca Raton, Fla. She has been the company’s manager of hospitality and service, then director of hospitality and service before being promoted to vice president. Her responsibilities include front-of-the-house training, hospitality and restaurant operations. She also oversees wine lists and cocktail programs for the company’s restaurants.
The company also promoted Rob Miles to vice president of real estate and development, Kristine Mylls to vice president of marketing and Lisa Nelson to vice president of recruiting and management development.
J. Alexander’s Holdings operates the J. Alexander’s, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and Lyndhurst Grill collection of restaurants.