Stoner’s Pizza Joint Appoints Glenn Cybulski, to President, Chief Culinary Officer
Glenn Cybulski has joined Stoner’s Pizza Joint as president and chief culinary officer. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Cybulski will oversee the Charleston,S.C.-based company’s culinary operations, as well as leverage his decades of experience in recipe and product development, operational systems and menu design to spearhead the brand’s nationwide expansion.
“Stoner’s is well positioned for explosive growth in 2019 and beyond, and Glenn’s appointment reflects our efforts in capitalizing on our unique positioning within the pizza space, as well as gearing up for continued growth nationwide,” said Nick Bergelt, co-owner and chief concept officer. “Glenn’s broad experience in the kitchen and behind the scenes, as well as cooking with cannabis and CBD are invaluable to our future success. As the general paradigm shifts across the U.S. around the acceptance of cannabis culture, we’re excited to tap into Glenn’s extensive expertise to propel our brand’s footprint and impact across the country.”
A certified Italian Pizzaiolo, having studied at the prestigious Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Italy, Cybulski has owned and operated numerous restaurants in Northern California. Awarded the prestigious ‘World Pizza Champion’ at the Citta Di Napoli world pizza competition in Naples, Italy, he is widely regarded as one of the top 10 pizzaiolos in the United States. Cybulski is a founding member of Chefs Feeding Kids, a non-profit group made up of professional chefs and restaurant owners dedicated to feeding undernourished children and promoting healthy eating habits.
As part of its aggressive growth plans, Stoner’s Pizza Joint will be in attendance at the International Pizza Expo March 4-7, in Las Vegas where it will be seeking qualified franchisees to help grow the brand nationally, specifically in college towns. Founded in 2013, Stoner’s Pizza Joint was purchased by experienced restaurateurs Drew Ciccarelli and Nick Bergelt, who developed and launched Stoner’s Pizza Joint’s franchising program in 2018 with the goal of growing the brand’s footprint to 100 locations by 2023.