Foodservice vet Joseph Fassler dies
Industry veteran Joseph Fassler, 75, passed away on Dec. 1 after fighting cancer.
Dedicating over 50 years to foodservice, Fassler was the former president and CEO of Phoenix-based Restaura Inc., as well as a former chair of the National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation. In addition, he served on the advisory board for Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and on the board of Oklahoma State University’s College of Human Environmental Sciences.
Fassler was given numerous awards throughout his career, including IFMA’s Gold Plate Award and the NRAEF’s Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award.