ERIKA BRIETKOPF has joined CHAYA RESTAURANT GROUP and CHAYA CATERING, Los Angeles, as director of catering and special events. Call 213/489-1889 …

SUSAN WESSELHOFT has been named creative director of GRANDE AFFAIRES in Miami. Call 305/826-5233 …

DUSTIN CLAYPOOL has joined Atlanta-based BOLD AMERICAN EVENTS as executive sous chef. Call 404/815-1178 …

Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based TASTY CATERING, which provides corporate catering and event planning services, has announce the addition of ERICA BUSS and KIM FALCO-SENNISH as new account executives for the special events team and corporate sales team respectively. Call 847/593-2000 ...  

Leading furniture supplier CORT and the FOLDS OF HONOR FOUNDATION have introduced a new texting program that allows customers to make a donation towards educational scholarships that benefit military families from the convenience of their mobile phones. Through Dec. 31, 2013, customers can text “CORT” to 27722 and donate $10 to the Folds of Honor Foundation …

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