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The Melting Pot bolsters food and beverage team

The Melting Pot Restaurants said it has made changes to its executive ranks in an effort to develop its beverage program.

The fondue-style chain promoted Shane Schaibly to the position of director of food and beverage. Schaibly, who previously was manager of culinary development, will retain his post as corporate chef.

In his new role, Schaibly will work closely with Kyle Wray, who was named to the newly created position of beverage manager. Schaibly’s new responsibilities include purchasing the chain’s signature cocktail ingredients and overseeing its wine program. Wray will be responsible for developing the chain’s beverage program.

Schaibly was lead pastry chef and sous chef for Café Ponte in Clearwater, Fla., before joining The Melting Pot. Wray’s experience includes consumer package goods and brand marketing at Southern Wine & Spirits, an Indianapolis-based beverage distributor.

The Melting Pot Restaurants is based in Tampa, Fla., and has 144 restaurants in North America.

Contact Pamela Parseghian at [email protected].

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