September 15, 2016 –
When it comes to marketing, our acquaintance with Greg Di Stefano was no mistake. Take a look.
“We are beyond words that Gregory Di Stefano has joined Snapchef as the company’s director of marketing and communication, said Todd Snopkowski, founder and CEO. Charged with extending awareness and perception of Snapchef.
Snapchef has been gaining momentum through its vast culinary recruiting, training and staffing network. Snopkowski says that he looks forward to the day we #ENDHUNGERNOW #ENDHUNGERHERE
Di Stefano said “My primary focus will be collaborating with team members to identify key marketing strategy as well as brand development, messaging and permanent placement”
“Our entire Snapchef team is excited to welcome Greg onboard to help us take the company and our community commitments to the next level. We’re confident that his wide range of marketing expertise will help Snapchef evolve and meet its business goals,” says Snapchef CEO Todd Snopkowski.
DiStefano has a distinguished 25 year career in the fields of marketing, branding, advertising and public relations in the education and consumer goods industries. He spent 13 years in New York City, and became a senior partner at J. Walter Thompson, the world’s largest advertising agency. There he served as head of U.S. consumer public relations for the De Beers Group, the world’s largest diamond marketing company. In 2000, DiStefano was a recipient of a Silver Anvil award by the Public Relations Society of America for the best “Integrated Communications Program” in the United States.
Returning to his home state of Rhode Island, DiStefano most recently served for 11 years as the executive director of university marketing for Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. In that capacity, he developed deep food service industry experience as marketing director for the university’s esteemed College of Culinary Arts. DiStefano holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.
This announcement follows six months of significant New England economic development for the Snapchef. Snapchef recently celebrated the hire of its 1000th employee and national franchise expansion plans. To date, Snapchef has filled the 1,000 jobs through recruitment, job fairs and strong collaboration with career centers. It plans to strengthen its New England presence with greater outreach in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, North Shore and Rhode Island.
Snapchef is a chef-owned and operated organization that specializes in providing permanent and temporary culinary staff to the most prestigious food service companies in New England. Clients include major universities, hospitals, five-star hotels, and corporate cafeterias. Daniela and Todd Snopkowski, owners of Snapchef, were awarded the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year Award for Massachusetts by the US Small Business Administration. The award recognized Snapchef for its positive impact on the small business sector and its workforce development efforts in Massachusetts.