Business Briefs for June 27 through June 29 |

Business Briefs for June 27 through June 29


Governor moves forward with changes to DABC

Governor Gary R. Herbert signed special session legislation Monday and approved the appointment of the new executive director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Tuesday, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Senate Bill 4001 or the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, which was sponsored by Sen. Valentine (R-Orem), was among the bills the governor signed. Salvador Petilos has been selected by the DABC Commission as Executive Director, replacing acting director Francine Giani, who retained her duties as executive director of the Department of Commerce while overseeing DABC. Petilos began his career in Utah government as an internal auditor with the Office of the Legislative Auditor General, the press release continued. He then joined the Utah Department of Administrative Services (DAS) internal audit team, eventually advancing to director of internal audits. He currently serves as deputy director of DAS.

Talisker on Main wins design award

Talisker on Main was one of four restaurants to win an award from the American Institute of Architects for its restaurant design. The 2012 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards recently announced its eighth Annual Restaurant Design Award winners, selecting Talisker on Main and three other restaurants all of which were based in either Los Angeles or New York City out of nine finalists from the restaurant category. The four-person jury that selected the winners was comprised of KCRW’s Good Food host Evan Kleiman; Architect and Principal at Rios Clemente Hale Studios, Mark Rios, FAIA and Chef and winner of Bravo TV’s Tops Chef Season 6, Michael Voltaggio. The Restaurant Design Awards are an annual competition that honors excellence in restaurant design, according to AIA. The competition is open to all individuals with restaurant owners, architects and designers invited to submit. For more information, visit

Done To Your Taste hires new head chef

Done To Your Taste Catering has appointed Chef Roger Laws as the company’s new head chef. Chef Laws began his career at Sundance Resort’s Tree Room in the 1980’s and has since worked with Utah’s most skilled chefs, according to a press release from Done To Your Taste. His culinary style combines Rocky Mountain cuisine with international influences. Done To Your Taste Catering has served weddings, corporate events, Sundance Film Festival parties and presidential receptions since 1991. The company now operates from its full-service kitchen in Kamas. For more information about Done To Your Taste, call 435-649-7503 or visit