Wayne Schick joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) team in 1997. In his role as the senior vice president of restaurant planning and procurement, Wayne performs a fundamental role in the growth, development and design of all Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). He has a great appreciation for the process of building both the company and its outstanding restaurants together with the CMR team of associates. He oversees all aspects of Buckeye Hospitality Construction, CMR’s own construction company, information technology, purchasing and all vendor partner relationships.
With more than two decades with the company, Schick is a valuable and trusted resource at CMR for his role in the ideation, development and introduction of new restaurant concepts. He plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all aspects of a new restaurant work smoothly – from serving as a liaison across operations, design and construction teams to ensuring that purchasing and operations elements are established for new restaurants.
Schick spent his first year with the company as the executive chef at Cap City Fine Diner. He was quickly promoted and spent 12 years as vice president and executive corporate chef, overseeing the day-to-day culinary operations of all the restaurants as well as the purchasing programs of the company. In 2009, Schick transitioned into the role of vice president of store planning and purchasing and, in 2016, was promoted to his current position as senior vice president. Schick is a valued member of the CMR executive team and remains instrumental in creating and launching new CMR restaurant concepts.
Schick brought to CMR an impressive decade of restaurant industry experience as an executive chef for Stouffer Restaurants and the renowned Chuck Muer Restaurants.
Throughout his time with the team, Schick is most proud of all the strong vendor partnerships that the company has with the business community that supports the industry every day. Meeting successful entrepreneurs, learning what they have learned, and partnering with them has been integral to the long-term success of CMR. The company would not be here today without these vendor partners.
Schick proudly serves on the board of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA).
Schick attended the University of Akron where he studied civil engineering. During his downtime, you may find him on his bicycle, where he is trying to become an avid rider and working towards his first century ride. His favorite CMR meal would be the Chicken Giardiniera at Marcella’s, the beet salad at The Pearl or anything seafood.