James Messinger joins Pyramid Global in F&B role

Pyramid Global Hospitality has named James Messinger as corporate director of culinary.

Patrick Berwald, SVP, food & beverage, Pyramid Global Hospitality, said, “With more than 25 years of culinary experience commensurate with our organization’s diverse operating needs, James is the seasoned executive for this role who will help strengthen us as the competitive leader in the hospitality management space.”

Prior to joining Pyramid Global, Messinger served as corporate chef for The Kraft Heinz Company, where he led all aspects of research and development for the organization’s top strategic accounts. He also held key culinary leadership roles with the Darden Restaurant Group and The Walt Disney Company, as well as owning/operating his concepts.

In his new position, Messinger focuses on creating opportunities for operating efficiency while sustaining high levels of culinary quality across Pyramid Global’s portfolio, ranging from independent luxury and lifestyle hotels to branded full-service and select-service properties, according to the company. He will spearhead waste management programs, cultivate strategic partnerships with food manufacturers and distributors and enhance the company’s food & beverage concept development program, Purple Mynt,  a one-stop shop for project stakeholders looking to craft creative F&B concepts from the ground up. He will also play an active role in growing the company through various efforts, including asset evaluation, ownership collaboration and talent acquisition.