Cathey to lead Flying V kitchen

Loews Ventana Canyon has named Brandon Cathey to head its Flying V Bar & Grill as the chef de cuisine.

"While the restaurant's focus on sourcing from local and regional farmers, and popular menu items like the restaurant's tableside guacamole, barbeque ribs and chili relleno will continue on in the Flying V tradition, Cathey plans to add his own twist by returning to the Flying V's old ranch style of cuisine with Sonoran desert influence," Ventana Canyon said in a news release.

Cathey, who has served as the restaurant's sous chef since June 2012, brings nearly eight years of culinary experience. He has been sous chef and pastry chef at Maynards Market and Kitchen and chef de cuisine at Hacienda del Sol, among other positions.

Fischer to co-host 'AZ Illustrated Science'

Arizona Public Media announced the addition of Alan Fischer as a host of "AZ Illustrated Science," a news magazine that airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on PBS Channel 6.

Fischer will join host Jane Poynter to share hosting duties.

Fischer is public information officer at the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.

He formerly worked as a reporter at the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Citizen, and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

AZPM taps Aldana for development

Also at Arizona Public Media (AZPM), Enrique Aldana has been promoted to director of development, where he will solicit donors to secure philanthropic gifts.

Aldana joined AZPM as associate director of development in June 2012.

Previously, he worked for Tucson Newspapers, Inc. as advertising sales manager since 2004.

Before that, he as an executive with Xerox Corp., an account executive with Lincare, a customer support specialist for IBM and an HR specialist for Tascor.

Aldana is a graduate of the UA's Eller College of Management.

Goebel Interiors hires Gromochenko

Aleksey Gromochenko joined Goebel Interiors, specializing in computer design/drafting.

He brings with him years of technical experience in both fields, Goebel said in a news release.

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