True Food Kitchen hires Peggy Rubenzer as first Chief People Officer

Christian Wylonis
Peggy Rubenzer

Peggy Rubenzer

True Food Kitchen, the leading health-driven restaurant brand, has announced that Peggy Rubenzer has been named chief people officer to lead the brand's human resources and training function. Rubenzer most recently served as senior vice president of people resources for Shake Shack for the past eight years and played a significant role in the growth and development of the rapidly expanding brand.

"Peggy's expertise leading growth companies with great culture will help us continue to push True Food Kitchen forward and advance our goal of being one of the industry's best places to work," said CEO Christine Barone. "Her impressive background of driving organizational change and leading restaurant brands through hypergrowth make her exactly the right people leader to help scale and fulfill our mission to bring delicious, healthy food to more people."

Rubenzer will play a critical role in driving the company's talent management strategy, which includes: leading people operations; attracting industry top talent, building leading-edge learning and development programs; and developing rewards and recognition strategies. As a member of the True Food Kitchen executive leadership team, reporting to CEO Christine Barone, she will work to scale the team's vision for True Food while protecting the brand values at its foundation.

Check out True Food Kitchen's updated org chart here.


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