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SHFM Foundation’s WE CARE Program Supporting our Troops

November 16th, 2022|

We were proud to support our troops and the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation's We Care Program by sending care packages to members of our armed forces serving overseas. The We Care program allows SHFM members to support a member of the military by purchasing goods, packing and sending a very much appreciated Care Package to an Active-Duty Service Member. Many of our Air Force Personnel, Sailors, Marines and Soldiers are deployed, far from home, in areas with limited access to retail convenience items, the everyday things we take for granted. Questions about this program can be [...]

Providence Mayor Cuts Ribbon for Snapchef Expansion

November 10th, 2022|

Mayor Elorza, Snapchef Celebrate Continued Downtown Revitalization On Thursday, November 10, 2022, Mayor Elorza and other community leaders celebrated Snapchef’s newest expansion in downtown Providence in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The expansion highlights Snapchef’s dedication to Providence’s growth and revitalization of downtown Providence. “Downtown Providence is a growing and thriving neighborhood with upcoming investments in outdoor spaces, housing and restaurants that our residents and tourists enjoy year-round,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Our diverse restaurant and hospitality scene make our City a great new home for Snapchef, and I congratulate the entire team on their new space and welcome them to downtown." [...]

Veterans Career Fair in Chicopee

November 6th, 2022|

Snapchef attended the Veterans Career Fair hosted by Veterans Inc. at the Chicopee Knights of Columbus. The event connects veterans who are reentering civilian life connect with employers and Snapchef finds that veterans bring many transferrable skills to foodservice and culinary careers. We look forward to supporting more veterans in their new career journeys and continuing to work with Veterans Inc. and other veteran organizations. See coverage from WWLP including interviewing Snapchef's own Ken Desmarais:  

Spotlight: Chef & Instructor Santos Nieves

October 1st, 2022|

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing the success of Chef Santos Nieves’ culinary skills and teaching, which has been very evident from the six RI ProStart Competition winning teams he’s coached, the 2014 RI Hospitality Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Award and the 2022 ACF RI Chef of the Year Award. As the culinary instructor at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln since 2012, he’s greatly impacted the lives of young students for over a decade. We sat down with him to learn more about his story, passions and Hispanic roots: [...]

Employee Spotlight: John Tran

July 22nd, 2022|

The SnapFam is proud to celebrate the 1 Year Work Anniversary of Assistant Operations Manager John Tran. John joined Snapchef in July of 2021 and has since become quickly acclimated to his roles in operations, logistics, and transportation. His remarkable drive, extraordinary caliber, and constant willingness to learn makes him a solid addition to Snapchef’s management team. John has had an impressive track record prior to joining Snapchef ranging from working as a programmer at a startup when he was just 16 to graduating with a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership from Fisher College in 2020 while maintaining a [...]

Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Gilroy

June 3rd, 2022|

When Jennifer came to Snapchef five year ago she immediately felt like family. A welcome addition to the team, she brought years of valuable staffing experience to the organization. Her willingness to help anywhere it's needed, great attitude and personality has made her an essential team member and inspiration for others. Over the years Jennifer has grown and excelled in her role. Today she helps run the HR office collaboratively with an amazing team. Jennifer’s motherly instincts came from raising three young men, or four (if you count her husband!) - qualities that have enabled her to handle any task [...]

Employee Spotlight: Leanna Smith

May 10th, 2022|

Leanna came to Snapchef, with a can-do anything attitude and she quickly became very popular with our clients, constantly being requested as one of our top employees.  When she expressed interest in our open assistant manager position in Worcester, we immediately saw the potential for her to build a team of like minded individuals - and she did just that! She immediately took charge and both the clients and employees fell in love with her go-getting nature and willingness to help everyone around her in any way possible while growing the business at the same time. Over the last 5 [...]

Spotlight: Daniela Snopkowski, Snapchef CFO & Co-Founder

March 31st, 2022|

As the celebrated Women’s History Month of March comes to a close, Snapchef is excited to spotlight our CFO and Co-Founder Daniela Snopkowski. Daniela arrived in the United States 21 years ago from Brazil, without speaking any English, but she had a dream to build a better life. She started out working two full-time jobs while trying to learn English at the same time. When asked about her journey as a woman navigating a growing business and climbing that ladder in leadership, Daniela Snopkowski said, “I believe that being a woman in today’s industry, or even 20 years ago, has [...]

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