FiveStar Gourmet Foods Names Retired Army Chief David Longstaff To Lead Its Military and Government Business

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Retired Army Chief to head FiveStar Gourmet Foods' growth trajectory into military channels.

FiveStar Gourmet Foods (, a leader in the fresh prepared salads, snacks, and meals segment, expands into military and government sales.

“We are proud to welcome Chief Longstaff to our ranks,” says Tal Shoshan, CEO. “Our motto is ‘Appetite for Excellence’, and this is a truly outstanding man, who devoted his life to his country and the culinary profession. Chief Longstaff will make a great addition to our team. He will bring much needed focus to the government and military segment, which we see as a great opportunity.”

David Longstaff comes to FiveStar after a long and distinguished military career that spanned 30 years. His numerous military assignments and deployments culminated with his final assignment as the Army Food Advisor, providing guidance on a $3.2 Billion food program. His military awards include two Legion of Merit Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, and many others. He earned one of his Bronze Stars, with Valor distinction, for the heroic rescue of five soldiers in a firefight in war-ridden Baghdad.

Chief Longstaff’s education includes degrees both in Culinary Skills and Management. He became a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation in 2001 and was inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Chefs in 2007.

Chief Longstaff started in his role with FiveStar Gourmet Foods on Monday, February 25, 2019.

FiveStar Gourmet Foods is a longstanding industry leader in fresh, premium value added salads, snacks, and ready-made meals throughout the United States. It has made a name for itself as an innovator, introducing green packaging, providing healthy choices, and exceeding industry standards for food safety across its’ Simply Fresh product lines.

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