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Craig Grimes Joins Cedar Fair as VP Food Service

Sandusky, OH, USA (March 26, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Cedar Fair, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced Craig Grimes as the Company’s Corporate Vice President, Food Service — a newly created position.

In this new role, Grimes will be responsible for enhancing the guest experience at the Company’s parks by ensuring high quality and consistency in the production and delivery of food service items throughout the Cedar Fair system. He will also develop and introduce innovative new concepts and processes, establish ongoing training programs for the Food Service teams, monitor safety and health compliance, and oversee the selection of Food Service products and equipment.

“We are thrilled to have Craig join our team,” said Richard Zimmerman, Cedar Fair’s chief operating officer. “Our focus is to provide our guests with a high-quality food service experience at our parks and we believe Craig has the ideal combination of food service knowledge and management expertise to lead this initiative. I am confident Craig will be an asset to our operations and to everyone who dines at a Cedar Fair park.”

Grimes has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality management industry, including 14 years with Levy Restaurants, where he most recently served as a Regional Vice President. Prior to joining Levy Restaurants he served as a District Manager at Lone Star Steakhouse.

Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the “Best Amusement Park in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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