KFC names first 'chief chicken officer'
June 28, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— KFC cook Aaron Person has been selected as the company's first chief chicken officer, a newly created position designed to serve as spokesman for the rollout of the restaurant chain's new Cook Certification Program. Thousands of KFC cooks across the country will participate in this initiative as the chain works to ensure each restaurant location maintains product consistency.
"Our CCO was selected from a long list of KFC cooks who have exemplary work records and are great role models for their coworkers. We are confident our restaurants across the country will benefit from Aaron's 'So Good' advice," said Barry Westrum, KFC chief marketing officer.
Person will participate in training videos demonstrating how to prepare KFC’s chicken. He may potentially star in a commercial highlighting the cooks in every kitchen at KFC. The chain is currently airing commercials starring KFC cooks instead of actors, showcasing a number of the cooks from KFC kitchens across the country — some who have been loyal to KFC kitchens for more than 20 years.
"I've had the honor of cooking Colonel Sanders' recipes every day for the past 25 years and I can't believe I've been chosen from more than 5,000 KFC cooks nationwide to take on this new role of Chief Chicken Officer at KFC," Person said.