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So far Stephen Orelli has created 35 blog entries.

Our Inspiration: The Cristeta Comerford Story

Cristeta Comerford, born in 1962 in the Philippines, is the first woman and first person of Asian origin to hold the post of White House Executive Chef. Born as Cristeta Gomez Pasia in Manila. She attended University of the Philippines, Diliman in Quezon City, majoring in food technology. She left school before completing the degree when she immigrated to the United States [...]

2022-03-08T09:18:30-05:00March 8th, 2022|news, Uncategorized|

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Jenkins

As we kickoff Women's History Month, we are proud to spotlight one of our very own Snapchefs, Michelle Jenkins. Michelle leads a fascinating and enterprising life, past, present and future. Before leading the recruiting team at Snapchef, she explored modeling, law, and was a life coach. She recently began a moving and inspirational podcast called, [...]

2022-03-01T10:28:58-05:00March 1st, 2022|blog, news|

Our Inspiration: The John Standard Story

John Standard was a Black inventor. Born in 1868 in Newark, New Jersey, there is not much known about his early life other than that he was born to Mary and Joseph Standard.  Standard helped revolutionize the modern kitchen and was granted intellectual property rights to two patents throughout his lifetime. Standard's improvements to kitchen appliances lead to more innovations [...]

2022-02-17T19:16:07-05:00February 17th, 2022|blog, news|

Our Inspiration: The Zephyr Wright Story

Zephyr Wright, born in Texas in 1915, was the personal chef to President Lyndon B. Johnson. She made specialties like fried chicken, hash, peach cobbler, and popovers, and helped them quickly make The White House a coveted invite in Washington, D.C.'s dinner party scene. Wright was in charge of the home cooking for the Johnsons in [...]

2022-02-11T12:38:57-05:00February 11th, 2022|blog, news|

Our Inspiration: The Maggie Lena Walker Story

Maggie Lena Walker, (1864 – 1934), was a black businesswoman and teacher in Richmond, VA. Born to enslaved parents, with no college education, she overcame obstacles to fulfill her dream of entrepreneurship. In 1903, she founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank. Walker was the first woman of any race to charter a bank in the United States. She was [...]

2022-02-11T09:45:30-05:00February 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Tips for Short-Staffed Kitchens

How food service operations are structured to perform for their personnel will directly influence workplace morale, retention, and the ability to grow the business through their contributions.  Sound business disciplines will also resonate in relationships with vendors and within the community, as their opinion of your company will shape those of others. Employees have an [...]

2022-12-07T09:32:21-05:00February 8th, 2022|blog, columbus, news|

Snapchef Announces Walter Miska as Director of Franchise Development

We're so thrilled to add Walter to the Snapchef Executive Team. Read the press release below and learn more about our Franchise Opportunities Here Press Release: CONTACT: Shelly Andrews  sandrews@benchmark-strategies.com   BOSTON, Mass.—Snapchef, a leader in temporary and permanent foodservice staffing and training, headquartered in Boston, Mass., has announced the hiring of Walter Miska as [...]

2022-02-02T20:11:46-05:00February 2nd, 2022|news|

5 High-Performance Tools for a Beginner Chef

by Chef Ken When you start out cooking at home or professionally, there are so many tools and gadgets that will come in handy to make fresh ingredient preparations easier.  Let’s assume that you have a variety of kitchen pans (we’ll cover that in another segment), you’ll want preparation tools [...]

2022-02-01T14:41:49-05:00February 1st, 2022|news|

Industry Challenges: Labor and Staffing Shortages and Economic Recovery

For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created more competition for individuals who now have more career options driven by technology and remote working. The necessity for individuals to join the hospitality industry and become skilled professionals is pivotal not only for the restaurant industry, but also in hotels, hospitals, universities, conference centers, [...]

2022-01-19T16:45:55-05:00January 19th, 2022|blog, news|
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