Christopher Rusted has been involved in the foodservice and hospitality industry for much of his nearly 50 years of business experience.
For over 20 years he was involved as chief operating officer of a major fast food chain with locations in various parts of Newfoundland.
In addition to this experience, he was been involved as a Vice President and President of a Consulting firm, providing service in the areas of operations management, strategic plan development, and human resource programs.
During his career, Mr. Rusted has been very active in industry and community organizations, on both a local, as well as a national and international basis.
There were many groups, all involving service as a cornerstone of their mandate. These are groups such as church organizations, charities, educational organizations, civic and government agencies, and groups related to the growth and development of the foodservice and hospitality industry. Some of the more notable areas of service were having served as Chairman and President of the Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association, the St. John’s YM-YMCA, and Triathlon Newfoundland & Labrador, as well as a Director of the Boards of the National Restaurant Association (U.S.A.), and the Canadian Hospitality Foundation.
In 2000 he was named an Honorary Fellow of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, and 2013 named to the Restaurant Hall of Fame for Newfoundland & Labrador.