In 2001 Todd Snopkowski met Daniela Costa, his wife and business partner and together they created Snapchef Culinary Training and Staffing. They both thought this was a great idea as there was a tremendous void and need for trained, skilled and professional culinary personnel. Their dream was to create a training and staffing company that could service New England’s biggest and best food service operations. Snapchef is taking staffing and training to a new level of high standards. Snopkowski’s vision was and is, to build a cadre of hospitality staff comprised of local community members who are trained, skilled and enthusiastic about working in hospitality where we would provide the tools necessary to grow within the industry.
Finding great employees is what they do best and their clients know they get quality staff in a SNAP. Chefs all over New England are saying the hardest part about running their business is finding good help. Whether in hospitals, universities, corporate dining, hotels or catering Snapchef finds and delivers the help they need.
Today, the Snopkowski’s take great pride in working with their managers and employees, building careers, servicing clients and supporting the ever growing industry demand resulting in social and economic development . And this is what it’s all about.
Chef Todd Identifies Olympic Sized Hole in Hospitality and Food Service Staffing
Chef Todd and his team of 75 culinarians fed more than 15,000 athletes and visitors each meal period at the Atlanta Olympics of 1996. Responsible for hiring culinary support, he quickly realized that the temp business was not the culinary workforce he was relying on.
Todd Meets Daniela
Chef Todd in his Regional capacity at Aramark, was sent to an account that recently had two accidents. Upon arrival, Todd met the catering manager, Daniela and together, they quickly realized how aligned their career paths were. Continuing to work together until a downturn in the economy which resulted in being laid off, their ideas […]
Snapchef Vision Comes to Life
Todd and Daniela Snopkowski launched Snapchef, providing training and staffing services throughout the greater Worcester area.
Launches Office in JP. City of Boston Supports Snapchef Business Momentum
Chef Snap collaborates with Sal DiStefano at Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to expand the Snapchef footprint throughout the Greater Boston area.
Industry Giant Opens Doors to Snapchef
Within a year of opening their doors, Sodexo embraces Snapchef Staffing for premium corporate and hospital dining, including Bose, Boston Children’s Hospital, St. Elizabeth and Beth Israel Deaconess.
Touchdown Scored! Snapchef is Game-On to Meet Stadium Staffing Demands
Snapchef lands an influential partnership with Gillette Stadium delivering skilled chefs and hospitality staff to premium dining venues, events, and stadium concessions.
Ed Christian Joins Snapchef for Training and Development
In preparation for in-house training, Ed Christian joins the Snapchef team as the Director of Training.
In-House Training Now Available!
After hiring their Director of Training, Snapchef expands their community outreach and begins teaching ServSafe at the newly opened office in Dorchester.
Million Dollar Scratch Ticket Coming Right Up!
Chef Snap serves a winning million dollar ticket to veteran Snapchef employee, Ronald Green showing gratitude for the hard work to make the 2005 Patriots’ season one to remember.
Southie, Here We Come!
After making way into Boston, Snapchef landed a prime location in South Boston, also known as “Southie.” Close to the MBTA and highways, Snapchef is now able to supply clients with less of the travel issues!
Todd Snopkowski Opens Greenhouse Café in Plymouth
Todd Snopkowski opens the Greenhouse Cafe in Plymouth to help provide Snapchef employees get hands-on training in a professional kitchen setting.
US SBA Names Todd Snopkowski as Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year
Todd Snopwkowski was invited to the White House where he was honored by the United States Small Business Administration as the Massachusetts Small Business Person of the Year.
Welcome Snapchef Staffing Headquarters and Training Center
Snapchef increases their footprint in the Boston community by landing in Four Corners, Dorchester Center. Home to Snapchef’s operations command center and commercial commissary kitchen – teaching Snapchefs food service fundamental knowledge at the Fast Track Training program while simultaneously provide meaningful employment. This training was full-cycle and allowed Snapchefs to learn in-house with our […]
The Largest Culinary Staffing Agency Expands Into the Smallest State
After operating in and around the borders of Rhode Island for more than a decade, Snapchef opened an office in Cranston, RI. Serving as Snapchef’s extra arm to reach other parts Connecticut, Rhode Island and the deeper sections of Massachusetts.
Snapchef Stakes Claim in Worcester
Snapchef announced the opening of its new office in Downtown Worcester. The office served as the company’s Central Massachusetts headquarters and hired 50 culinary professionals immediately.
Snapchef Receives Citizens Bank Good Citizens Award
Citizens Bank honors Snachef for their contribution to the health of their community with the 2016 Good Citizens Award.
Snapchef Helps Bring Madison Park Food Truck to Life
When the Boston Public Schools’ Madison Park Technical Vocational High School received a workforce skills equipment grant, Snapchef partnered with the school to help launch the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Food Truck.
Boston Business Journal names Daniela Snopkowski to 40 Under 40 List
The Boston Business Journal recognized Snapchef Co-Founder Daniela Snopkowski in their 40 Under 40 for her contributions to Snapchef and the Greater Boston community.
Snapchef Launces Apprenticeship Program
Snapchef received a grant from the Regional Employment Board which paved the way to create an Apprenticeship Program that allows aspiring cooks with zero experience to become a lead cook in three years.
Snapchef Apprenticeship Program Expands into Dorchester
Snapchef began its expansion of the Apprenticeship USA Program into Western New England after receiving a $225,000 apprenticeship grant for its office in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A Second Training Kitchen Opens in Worcester
Snapchef expands in Worcester by acquiring extra office space to convert into the company’s second training kitchen. The training kitchens give trainees hands-on learning experience in a professional kitchen setting.
Fish Market to Commercial Training Kitchen
Snapchef purchased Soares Fish Market on Narragansett Boulevard, Providence, RI and transformed it into their third Snapchef commercial commissary kitchen and operations center. Gaining the chance to work even more closely with Johnson and Wales University two blocks away.
Snapchef Goes Mobile with Launch of SNAPapp
The SNAPapp will be accessible to any smartphone device and computer. Whether one is looking for entry-level, middle level or executive chef staff – for temporary or permanent placement – the SNAPapp will connect hospitality and foodservice companies with qualified, trained, and experienced professionals to meet their needs in an on-demand response.
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Names Snapchef Business Partner of the Year
Each year, the MRA recognizes individuals and organizations that have exemplified leadership and excellence in the restaurant industry. “The MRA is honored to acknowledge the nominees and winners’ excellent work, success, and contributions to the restaurant industry in Massachusetts and beyond,” said MRA President, Bob Luz.
Snapchef Sponsors Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational Competition
Snapchef was a proud sponsor of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s Prostart Student Invitational. The competition sees schools from across the Commonwealth compete in cooking as well as business development.
AIM Presents Snapchef with 2019 John Gould Award
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts awarded Snapchef the John Gould Award for Education and Workforce Training.
Snapchef Teams up with City of Providence to Address Food Insecurity
When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, Snapchef transformed its training kitchen into a production kitchen to produce meals for the surrounding community. Teaming up with the City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office, they were able to produce 600 meals a day for residents in need.
Snapchef Supports and Addresses Food Insecurity and Unemployment During COVID
Partnering with The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Massachusetts Department of Career Services, Snapchef served as the Employer of Record for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) project. This project provided food service workers to more than 55 organizations across the Commonwealth that have felt the burden of COVID-19.
Snapchef Launches Virtual FastTrack Training
To provide more career & training options during the pandemic, Snapchef partnered with the leading online culinary school, Rouxbe, to bring Snapchef’s proprietary FastTrack Cook One curriculum online. The program enables entry level workers to prepare for working in dynamic commercial kitchens in just 20 hours from home.
Snapchef Turns 20!
Snapchef proudly celebrates 20 years of staffing and training commercial kitchens! Thank you to all the hardworking and wonderful employees, clients and business partners who made Snapchef a success over two decades!