Our Team.

Managing Director, Café Operations

Kenneth Zack

Kenneth Zack - Ascension

Ken Zack joined Ascension Coffee as Managing Director of Operations in 2021.

His career in hospitality began after serving four years in the United States Air Force. He immediately joined TGI Friday’s and progressively worked his way up from a Manger in Training to Kitchen Manager, then General Manager to Director of Operations. While with TGI Friday’s, Ken earned
back-to-back honors as the company’s Director of Operations of the Year, as well as a prestigious Carlson Companies Fellow award.  Becoming a restaurant entrepreneur, Ken joined Mash'd Craft Cocktails and Scratch Kitchen in 2014. As the Operating Partner, Ken led the concept through many successful restaurant openings in his time there.  His path led him back to TGI Friday’s as Head of Operations for a large franchisee operating 25 locations. Prior to joining Ascension, Ken was the Senior Director of Operations for ClubCorp. In this role, he was responsible for 63 million in Food and Beverage revenue for 2 country clubs.  

Ken and his wife Katie enjoy spending time with family, attending sporting events and participating in triathlons, and playing with their three dogs: Rudder, Zeke, and Scarlet.