Idahoan Foods announced Richard Hoelzel as corporate executive chef, foodservice. In his new role, Hoelzel will work closely with Idahoan’s current and future customers on menu engineering as well as supporting new product development.

Hoelzel entered the foodservice industry after earning his degree at the Culinary Institute of America. His commitment to training and developing talent in other people, paired with his focus on excellence in execution, makes him a remarkably qualified addition to the Idahoan team. 

Hoelzel joins Idahoan following over 20 years as corporate executive chef and regional director of operations at a leading global contract foodservice and hospitality company. He brings with him a wealth of culinary experience that will help expand the company’s thought leadership in foodservice innovation.

Hoelzel looks forward to educating other culinary professionals on the versatility of Idahoan Potatoes and how they are the perfect vehicle of flavor for countless culinary creations.