Executive Team

Pierre Balentine

President / CEO - Pierre Balentine

Pierre has 30 plus years of experience in the food industry. He is a passionate leader of people and organizations where he instills a winning atmosphere built on collaboration and innovation to accomplish goals. Pierre is a true entrepreneur launching his restaurant and was also instrumental in building the Fiabella Foods brand where he created new products, exceeded sales goals, and leveraged relationships. Pierre is a combat veteran and had a distinguished 20-year Army career as a Warrant Officer where he managed Theater, Corps, Division, and Brigade Food Service Operations. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwood University and resides in Dallas, Texas. In his free time, Pierre enjoys volunteering with the community and church or watching one of the professional sports teams in the area.

Mobile – 254-681-2362

Email – pbalentine@nuchoicefoods.com

Clinton Bellotte

Executive Vice President, Sales - Clinton Bellotte

Clinton has extensive leadership, organizational, and culinary experience. He has spent his life working in the food industry, most recent as Vice President of Sales for Corporate Chefs where he led the team to new organizational goals and heights. Clinton is a combat veteran and had distinguished 24-year Army career as Chief Warrant Officer responsible for all facets of food service production, multi-unit operations management, project management, logistical services, and supply chain activities. Clinton holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Ashford University and is also a certified Master Food Executive. He resides in Dallas, Texas and in his free time, enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Mobile - 254-702-4529

Email - cbellotte@nuchoicefoods.com

Clinton Bellotte
Rick Byrd

Vice President Business Development – Alphonzo “Rick” Byrd

Rick has 47 years of food industry experience in the private and government segment. He joins our team after serving as Chief of the Quality Assurance Division, Operations Directorate, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence Fort Lee, Virginia. Rick was instrumental in the development and design of the Army Food Program leaving his thumb print on many programs past, present, and future, such as the Unitized Group Ration, Initial Military Training Menu, and Army Outpost Food Trucks and Kiosks. While serving as this capacity, Rick applied and received the trademark for “Go for Green” which the military adopted leading the industry for healthier menus and products. Rick’s relationships, knowledge, and experience throughout the industry is highly regarded and unsurpassed. Rick resides in Prince George, VA and is in Ministry for his church as well as being actively involved in the community.

Mobile - 804-721-4345

Email - abyrd@nuchoicefoods.com

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