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David Ash - Director of Culinary Operations

David Ash has been involved in the Foodservice industry since 1995 in increasingly demanding positions. He has set up competition kitchens for ACF National Convention from 2007-2011. He also set up kitchens and trained competitors for Bocuse D’Or in 2008 and 2010. David has presented to ACF chapters from Ohio to Hawaii. He has worked with the largest restaurant chains in North America. Most recently with Manitowoc Foodservice's Ovens Group, his focus centered on several cooking methods where he is an expert in Steam Cooking, Combi Oven Technology, Accelerated Cooking platforms, Induction Cooking and Blast Chilling. In fact, David led training efforts on these platforms nationally for Manitowoc.

David oversees the utilization of Zink’s Culinary Centers, Showrooms and Test Kitchens in Columbus, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Lansing, and Chicago. He promotes all of the equipment lines represented by Zink Foodservice and the complete tabletop and smallwares package represented by Zink.

Chad Burstein - Business Development Manager/Chef

Chad joined Zink Foodservice in 2016 after spending 10 years in restaurant operations. After starting his career with leadership positions at Potbelly Sandwich Shop and later Roti Modern Mediterranean, Chad transitioned to full-service as a manager for Wildfire (Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants). He then earned a Certificate in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon-Bleu Chicago and cooked for Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf (part of Hogsalt Hospitality) and Mindy’s Hot Chocolate.

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