Brett Berglund Elected Chair of the California Restaurant Foundation Board of Directors

Sep 16, 2022

September 12, 2022
Alycia Harshfield
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(Sacramento, Calif) – Brett Berglund, President of Sysco Corporation’s Los Angeles region, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Foundation (CRF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurant workforce.

“Brett has more than 30 years in the food and restaurant industry and is a leader who invests in people and the community,” CRF Executive Director Alycia Harshfield said. “He has supported and participated in CRF programming for many years. His approach aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are thrilled he will lead the CRF.”

 As President of the Sysco Los Angeles Region, Brett’s ability to inspire a successful team of foodservice experts has proven to be a valuable contribution to the success of Sysco Corporation. His passion for the restaurant industry will serve the Foundation and make a difference to the future of our industry. Berglund succeeds Past Chair Michele Lange, Director of Learning & Development, Plant Power Fast Food, who led the board for the last year.

“I am honored to be part of an organization that serves California’s future and current workforce through high school culinary education, scholarships for college, and financial assistance,” Berglund said.  “Restaurants are the cornerstone of our neighborhoods and communities, and it is important to me, and to Sysco, to set an example for supporting causes that make a difference in our industry and our community. I love this industry and helping it thrive is critical.”

Brett lives in Anaheim, California with his wife Meaghan and has twin daughters. He also serves on the CSU Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, CalPoly Pomona Collins College Board of Advisors, and the CalPoly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation board.

About the California Restaurant Foundation (CRF):

California is home to more than 90,000 eating and drinking places that ring up more than $72 billion in sales and employ more than 1.4 million workers, making restaurants an indisputable driving force in the state’s economy. The California Restaurant Association Foundation is a non-profit that empowers and invests in California’s restaurant workforce. Founded in 1981, CRAF supports the restaurant community through emergency assistance grants for restaurant workers facing a hardship, job and life skills training for 13,500 high school students each year, and scholarships. For more information visit