Kahala Brands™, a global company in the QSR industry, announced that Dr. Maya Warren will join the team as Tastemaster and food scientist for portfolio brands Cold Stone Creamery® and Pinkberry®.

"Maya will be a great addition to the team," said Michael Serruya, chairman and chief executive officer of Kahala Brands. "As our lead food scientist, whom we affectionately call our 'Tastemaster', she will work with our Research & Development team to create new flavors and innovative products unique to each concept. Maya, who received a Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Food Science, has vast knowledge of frozen aerated products, so we are really excited to have her on board."

In her role with Kahala Brands, expect to see Warren in the spotlight promoting new flavors, as well as mainstay customer favorites. "I love talking to people about ice cream and frozen yogurt – their eyes light up! And I love the science behind the microstructure and what makes it taste so good, especially Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and Pinkberry frozen yogurt," said Warren. "We will make a great team when it comes to promoting frozen treats and continuing the tradition of putting out amazing product lines and profiles that appeal to our guests worldwide."