President & CEO, Chef2Home by Metz
As President & CEO of Metz Culinary Management, Jeff brings to the role more than 35 years in the restaurant business, and extensive operational knowledge of the hospitality industry, including employee relation management, operational excellence, and outstanding client partnership and communication skills.
He began his distinguished career with the H.J. Heinz Company and later joined The Metz Group as a manager for the Toms River, New Jersey T.G.I. Friday’s. As his industry knowledge grew, so did his responsibilities within the company. He advanced over time to Vice President of Operations and then as President & CEO of Metz Culinary Management.
Today, Metz oversees more than 400 contract management accounts in 20 states, including the Metz Environmental Services division. Under his leadership, Metz Culinary Management was named one of their Top 8 Risers by Food Management magazine based on the highest growth rate and #11 on their top 50 food service management companies. Jeff also oversees the restaurant division, consisting of 9 T.G.I. Friday’s in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In 2011 and again in 2016, Metz was awarded the T.G.I. Friday’s Franchisee of the Year award. Most recently, Jeff was named a winner of the 2017 IFMA Silver Plate Award.
Beyond his business success, Jeff’s commitment to the community and feeding children and adults in need is apparent in his work on behalf of the Share Our Strength/No Kids Hungry organization, along with the United Way and the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) organization.
He is a Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Board and served as their chairman of the Political Action Committee and the Political Education Committee. He is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Penn State SHM Industry Advisory Council. Jeff holds a degree in business from Washington & Jefferson College.