Marra Forni, a global manufacturer of artisan commercial brick ovens, appointed David G. Binkle as corporate executive chef. In his new role, Binkle will be engaged cross-functionally in supporting Marra Forni's sales, marketing and ongoing product development. His primary responsibility will be the development and execution of culinary strategy and best-in-class resources and educational training and program development.
“We’re excited to bring culinary leadership and talent to the Marra Forni Team,” Todd Griffith, vice president of sales and marketing, said. “Our expectation is that Chef Binkle will support the elevation of our customer experience through engagement with both factory and field culinary support resources.”
As a native Canadian from the Toronto area, Binkle provides nearly 35 years of culinary experience as an award-winning professional chef, pastry chef, culinary educator, and featured presenter and keynote speaker. He has an accomplished culinary career spanning multiple business segments, including restaurants, healthcare, corporate dining, chain, and primary education at some of the nation’s largest school districts. Additionally, Binkle has taught culinary arts for several community colleges, the Institute for Culinary Education and was a full-time baking and pastry instructor at the Art Institute of Dallas. He most recently served as the onsite executive chef corporate R&D for FoodService Partners at the Georgia International Food Center at Renaissance Park.
“I’m very excited to join the Marra Forni family and to give my all to help grow the company and the Marra Forni brand,” Binkle said.
Francesco Marra, president and CEO, added, “David brings a new level of culinary professionalism and leadership to our team and we look forward to his contributions in the future.”