Fresno Chapter


Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California, is nestled in the agricultural center of the state. Fresno’s diverse population has nurtured many unique styles of food preparation and sourcing in an area where farm-to-table can take on a direct meaning.

The Fresno chapter gives area members the opportunity to learn, network with other industry professionals, develop relationships with local government and unify to take action on the issues that affect them most . 


Chapter Event

Join the chapter for quarterly R.I.P.E. (Restaurant Industry People Eat) Luncheons, Best of the Valley Restaurant Awards dinner, Annual Golf Tournament and more!

Check out our upcoming events!


Board of Directors

Haley Wagner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Fresno
Chapter President

Richard D. Braden
Jem Management Corporation
Vice President

Bob Sullivan
Starving Artists Bistro
2nd Vice President

Donna Ewy
Cal-Valley Insurance Services

A. Thomas Ferdinandi
Milano Restaurants Int’l.
dba Me-n-Ed’s Pizzeria

Roman Cota
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center – Fresno
Immediate Past President

​David Borunda
Plaza Ventana

John Pardini
Parco Holdings LP Stripes Restaurants Inc.

Bob Papazian
Sysco Food Service


Board Members

Roman Castro
SYSCO Central California
Luis Estrella
Heartland Payment Systems
Mark Ford
JD Food
Gary Honeycutt
BJ’S Kountry Kitchen, Inc.
Chad Hurst
Lyons Magnus

Joey Milla
Milla Vineyards
Ali Nekumanesh
Deli Delicious Franchising Inc
Lorraine Salazar
Sal’s Mexican Restaurant – Fresno
Eric Santos
Benchmark Intelligence
Jeff Shepherd
Yosemite Linen Supply Inc.

Chenchula Busa
Brahma Bull Indian Cuisine
Anthony Zuniga
Layla Forstedt
Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chuck Van Fleet
Vino Grille & Spirits