Restaurant franchise El Pollo Loco, Inc. announced today that 23-year culinary veteran Jonathan Rogan has returned to El Pollo Loco as Executive Chef. Rogan was Manager of Culinary Development for the flame-grilled chicken leader from 2006 to 2007. In his current post as Executive Chef, Rogan will lead culinary innovation at El Pollo Loco and ensure the maximum flavor delivery of all menu items.
Rogan is widely known throughout the restaurant industry as a culinary connoisseur with a passion for infusing freshness and emerging flavors. Prior to joining El Pollo Loco, his culinary expertise benefited numerous food and beverage businesses, including: California Pizza Kitchen, Gelson’s Markets, Good Earth Restaurants, Square One Restaurant and Moose McGillycuddy’s Pub and Café. From 2007-2009, Rogan served as Director of Research & Development for Baja Fresh®. Additionally, he has more than 10 years of product development experience with companies that include: Huxtables’ Kitchens, Sizzler USA, Webvan Group, Chi-Chi’s Mexican Restaurants, and Perspectives/The Consulting Group.