Harry Raft

VP, Design & Concepts

Panera Bread

A food service industry veteran of more than 25 years, Harry Raft currently serves as Vice President, Design & Concepts at Panera Bread, where he recently helped lead the design and rollout of the next generation Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe. Prior to his role at Panera, Harry served as Director of Global Design at Starbucks and has also previously run his own restaurant design consulting firm. An experienced team leader in all project phases from conceptual design to project delivery, throughout his career Harry has contributed to the design of several restaurants including Houston’s Restaurants, PF Chang’s, and many others.