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!

Fresno Restaurant Week


Board of Directors

Chuck Van Fleet
Vino Grille & Spirits 

Raul Gutierrez
Papi’s Mex Grill 
1st Vice President

Donna Ewy
Cal-Valley Insurance Services

Haley Wagner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Fresno

Richard D. Braden
Jem Management Corporation
Past President



Board Members

Mark Ford
JD Food

Layla Forstedt
Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Robert Harper
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant

Gary Honeycutt
BJ’S Kountry Kitchen, Inc.

Chad Hurst
Lyons Magnus

Kevin Lisitsin
Rocket Dog

Jeremy Rocha
SYSCO Central California

Lorraine Salazar
Sal’s Mexican Restaurant - Fresno

Eric Santos
Benchmark Intelligence

Jeff Shepherd
Yosemite Linen Supply Inc.

Anthony Zuniga
US Foods



​David Borunda
Plaza Ventana Restaurants

Tom Ferdinandi
Milano Restaurants Int’l.

John Pardini
Saladino’s Inc.

Roman Cota
Wedgewood Wedding – Fresno

Bob Papazian
Sysco Food Service