Third-Generation Alto-Shaam Employee Has New Title

The founder’s granddaughter will support the culinary and product team in this role.

Kristina Bladecki
Photo courtesy of Alto-Shaam.

Enhancing its culinary and product team, Alto-Shaam has promoted Kristina Bladecki to corporate executive chef.

In her new role, Bladecki will work closely with Alto-Shaam’s sales department, dealers, sales representatives and end-users to help drive sales across all product lines, the company says. Through recipe creation and development, product testing and product demonstrations, she will support new development launches.

After joining Alto-Shaam in 2011 as a marketing assistant, Bladecki transitioned to the business’ culinary team as a culinary assistant. From there she was promoted to corporate executive sous chef and subsequently to corporate chef. Bladecki is a third-generation Alto-Shaam employee. Her grandfather, Jerry Maahs, founded Alto-Shaam after inventing Halo Heat technology used in Alto-Shaam’s cook and hold ovens, smoker ovens and variety of holding solutions.



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