Hunt Brothers Pizza has hired Brian Osborn as its new research and development manager. Osborn brings Hunt Brothers more than 20 years of culinary experience.
"Brian has extensive experience in the research and development of menus across the restaurant and convenience store industry," said Scott Hunt, chief executive of Hunt Brothers Pizza, in a company statement. "We're proud to have Brian on our team and are excited to see what innovation and product development the future holds."
Before joining Hunt Brothers Pizza, Osborn was with Buffets Inc., the second largest buffet chain in the United States, where he was the director of culinary development. Prior to his work there, he was the executive chef for JTM Food Group, where he created multiple menu items and developed operational procedures across a number of divisions.
Osborn is also one of the founding members of the Research Chefs Association, and he co-authored and published "CulinologyT and the Future of Meat Science."
Osborn's culinary accomplishments have been featured in a variety of trade publications. He is a certified executive chef and holds a culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University.