AHC Hospitality appoints 2 corporate F&B leaders

In his new position as regional director of F&B, Darin Jemison will work in conjunction with the VP of F&B to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s five Grand Rapids properties, including the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Josef Huber. Photo credit: AHC Hospitality

AHC Hospitality promoted Josef Huber and Darin Jemison to regional VP of food and beverage and regional director of F&B, respectively. Both Huber and Jemison have worked with the hotel and restaurant management company for more than two decades.

Huber joined AHC Hospitality in 1997 and held the position of corporate executive chef for more than two decades. As regional VP of F&B, he will lead and manage all F&B operations of AHC Hospitality’s third-party managed properties.

“Chef Josef’s decades of experience and contagious passion for his craft makes him the ideal candidate to lead the food and beverage operations of AHC Hospitality’s managed properties outside of Grand Rapids, [Mich.,]” George Aquino, VP and managing director of AHC Hospitality, said in a statement.

Darin Jemison. Photo credit: AHC Hospitality

Jemison began working with AHC Hospitality in 1990 as an assistant executive steward at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since then, he has held a variety of property-level roles and, most recently, served as director of F&B projects and procurement. In his new position as regional director of F&B, he will work in conjunction with the VP of F&B to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s five Grand Rapids properties, while also continuing to be the procurement specialist for new projects.

“Having spent the past three decades with AHC Hospitality, Darin has witnessed the evolution of Grand Rapids’ culinary scene and played an integral role in expanding our company’s culinary capabilities and developing its extensive food and beverage program,” Gerhard Schmied, VP of F&B at AHC Hospitality, said in a statement. “With Darin at the helm of all regional operations, Grand Rapids will further solidify itself as a gastronomic destination.”

AHC Hospitality operates eight hotels with 1,813 guestrooms.