I love engaging with our consumers and hearing about their signature recipes, favorite food memories and family traditions. Whether out-of-home experiential activations or simply sharing recipes on social media, I love to open that dialogue and drive consumer excitement about our brands.
I love the bakery industry. The most rewarding aspect is the ability to marry my passion for baking with a career that supports my family. I have always loved baking and relish the ability to work on developing high-quality bakery products that delight consumers of all ages.
The most rewarding aspect of my job is finding ways to improve the work experience for our associates. I believe that improving the work experience for associates helps them to feel supported and valued, which in turn allows them to provide excellent customer service and deliver high-quality products. I also really enjoy mentoring small startup food companies in all their phases, from ideation to bringing the product to market and then growing their brand.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part of Van’s Kitchen is providing high-quality egg rolls that families can share and that bring people together at the dinner table. Another is providing opportunities to our “roll models” (employees) so they can conquer challenges and fulfill their dreams. At Van’s Kitchen, we believe there is room at the table for everyone, no matter your gender, nationality, age or class. I wouldn’t be able to do my job without each and every roll model’s collaborative work and support, and I truly appreciate everything they do.