The Rise of Dark Kitchens and Chef Collective with Arin Aghazarian


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Dark kitchens, ghost kitchens, smart kitchens – maybe you’ve heard these terms before, maybe you haven’t. This episode opens a conversation on what they are – and what they’re not. Arin is the General Manager of Chef Collective – a leading Smart Kitchen operator in Australia – and oversees the business development, operations and customer success functions. 

After completing her MBA, Arin worked as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney Dubai on large strategy turnaround projects for telecom and media companies. She then led Global Development and M&A for Burger King and Tim Hortons in Asia Pacific – and was behind their multimillion dollar deals with Affinity Equity Partners and Nexxus Capital. 

Additionally, just prior to working with Chef Collective, she also led the successful launch of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen into China and the Philippines as the APAC General Manager.