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Vesta's Brandon Foster Takes the Helm at Project Angel Heart

Foster is replacing executive chef Jon Emanuel

Brandon Foster at Vesta Dipping Grill
Brandon Foster at Vesta Dipping Grill
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After 11 years at Vesta Dipping Grill, chef Brandon Foster is embarking on a new adventure. After May 21, Foster will leave the LoDo restaurant he helmed as executive chef since 2012, to join Project Angel Heart as its leader. He replaces executive chef Jon Emanuel, who is retiring after ten years with Project Angel Heart to open a bed & breakfast in Missouri.

"Brandon brings a wonderful mix of kitchen management experience and culinary creativity to our organization," said Erin Pulling, Project Angel Heart president and CEO. "He also comes with a strong network in the food and beverage industry and a heart for using his culinary talent to help others, something he has already been doing for years."

At Project Angel Heart, a nonprofit that provides nutritious meals to clients coping with life-threatening illnesses, Foster will oversee menu development, budget and kitchen inventory management, and will lead a team of chefs and volunteers responsible for preparing meals for more than 1,100 people each day. He will also represent Project Angel Heart in the culinary community and help launch new mission-driven programs.

Vesta Dipping Grill, a restaurant that has only had three executive in its nearly two decade existence, is in the process of selecting a new leader.


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