Jimmy Curry, Director of Operations
Jim Curry has been an integral part of the Fabulous Food team since 1998, having served as Warehouse Assistant, Service Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager, and ultimately Director of Operations.
At Fabulous Food, Jim oversees the design and set-up of all event venues, coordination of warehouse operations, on-site logistical operations, hiring and training of service staff, and manages personnel activities. Jim also oversees operations at the Desert Botanical Garden for Gertrude’s restaurant and the Patio Cafe, as well as the Lab Cafe at the Arizona Science Center.
Raised in the western region of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Jim worked as a teenager at Split Rock Resort. Over eight years he advanced from jobs in the kitchen to the front desk to event services and ultimately the convention department. In 1995 Jim enrolled in the business program at Bloomsberg University and began working in the hospitality department at the Pocono International Raceway.
Three years later, a chance encounter led Jim to a new horizon when he crossed paths with Alan “Skip” and Chantal Hause through a mutual friend at the Pocono Raceway. At the time the Hause’s had a concession company that was licensed by McDonald’s Corporation to provide food and beverage services at NASCAR races, as well as other large events across the country. Skip offered Jim the opportunity to join their team and move to Phoenix. It is a decision he has never regretted.
Jim thrives on the dynamic culture of Fabulous Food and Hause Restaurant Group. No task or event is too complicated for Jim. The more components and logistics that are involved, the more he is up to the challenge.
A Little More About Jimmy
1) What is your favorite restaurant? Armadillo Grill
2) Do you prefer your peanut butter smooth or crunch? Smooth
3) What is the best restaurant you have eaten at? Vetri in Philadelphia
4) What is favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla Bean
5) What is your favorite drink? A good strong IPA
6) What is your favorite activity? Fishing
7) Who is favorite musician/band? KISS
8) Who is your favorite cartoon character? Optimus Prime