Slapfish, a fast-casual seafood restaurant, announced the hiring of Greg Griffie as its new vice president of operations. Griffie, a restaurant and hospitality industry veteran, joined the Slapfish team to provide leadership as they expand around the globe via new franchised and corporate restaurants.

Griffie most recently served as the director of culinary, global operations services, for Marriott International. In 2005, he received Marriott’s Achievement of Culinary Excellence award. Griffie has also served as executive chef at various high-end restaurants, and he has led openings for multiple Marriott hotel and restaurant openings around the world.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Greg’s level of experience join our team,” says Slapfish Chef and Founder Andrew Gruel. “We are rapidly developing in new markets, including opening our first restaurants in the Middle East this summer, and our franchisees will benefit greatly from Greg’s leadership.”

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