Dunkin’ Brands selects executive chef, v.p. of product innovation

by Eric Schroeder
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CANTON, MASS. — Jeff Miller has been named executive chef and vice-president of product innovation at Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. In this role, Mr. Miller will head the 22-person culinary team assembled by Dunkin’ Brands to create new food and beverages.

Mr. Miller has spent more than 11 years with Dunkin’ Brands, including oversight for the company’s strategic menu and product development, helping to build an innovation pipeline team that develops and tests new menu items, platforms and line extensions. Additionally, he has led teams that created many of the brands’ sweet and savory food and beverages, including iced coffee inspired by Baskin-Robbins ice cream, Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, Brownie Batter Donut, Egg White Flatbread Sandwich, Big N' Toasted Breakfast Sandwich, Smokehouse Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, a full line of Bakery Sandwiches, and the new Grilled Chicken Flatbread Sandwich.

In addition to his background in R.&D. and logistics, Mr. Miller also has experience in procurement and supply chain for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Sid Wainer & Sons, and he has managed restaurants.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Miller graduated summa cum laude from Johnson and Wales University with a bachelor of science degree in culinary arts.

“For more than a decade, Jeff Miller has been a leader within Dunkin’ Brands’ culinary team, conceiving and creating products that are enjoyed by millions of people every day,” said John Costello, president of global marketing and innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “His incredible passion and excitement for seeking new menu options, combined with his experience and understanding of the quick-service restaurant industry, makes Jeff the ideal person to direct our culinary innovation as our brands continue to grow, and we serve more and more guests around the world.”
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