Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996, where Chef Todd Snopkowski worked as a Sous Chef in the Olympic Village kitchen with his brigade of 75 culinarians, executed 15,000 meals per dinner meal period, feeding athletes, coaches and guests from around the world. Chef Snopkowski was in charge of hiring temporary workers and quickly learned that “temp” companies operated on day labor business models that were not structured to provide the skilled workforce in or on demand. The idea of Snapchef came into Chef’s mind and little did he know, just 5 years later would this dream become a reality. Fast forward 25 years, Snapchef serves and operates as New England’s premier hospitality on-demand staffing supplier for education, healthcare, corporate and many other sectors in our industry.

In 2001, Chef Snopkowski met his wife and business partner, Daniela. 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 has taken staffing and training to a new level of high standards that continue to be fueled by the inspiration of Snopkowski’s vision: building a cadre of hospitality staff comprised of local community members who are trained, skilled and enthusiastic about working in hospitality where the necessary tools are provided to grow within the industry.

Finding great employees is what they do best. Snapchef’s clients have confidence in getting they quality staff they need in a SNAP! Chefs all over New England are saying the hardest part about running their business is finding good team members. Whether in hospitals, universities, corporate dining, hotels, senior living communities or catering, Snapchef finds and delivers qualified staff and customer service they can trust.

Chef Snopkowski has come up through the ranks to become Regional Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Development for world class companies such as Aramark & Sodexo. His drive and passion that landed him in Atlanta in 1996, has been part of the secret sauce that Todd and Daniela have continued to build upon for the last 20 years. Today, as a business owner, he takes great pride in working with his managers and a staff of over 1000 Snapchefs. Snapchef training programs are designed with the practical elements to support job creation and career pathways for community members. As Sal Di Stefano, City of Gloucester Economics Development Officer eloquently puts it: “Snapchef is considered to be the go-to for culinary training and workforce development here in New England.”

More to Come!

Greater Things Lie Ahead

Snapchef’s experiences from 1996 until now have had a profound effect on the way we do business. The recent business downturn presented the Snapchef management team with an unusual opportunity to concentrate its focus and resources on bringing the development of our virtual staffing and software platforms to reality.

Our comprehensive virtual platform rebranded as SNAPchef Go – an innovative full-service Hospitality Software Platform that provides the industry with unique solutions for the workforce and businesses while also having a positive impact in communities it serves.

We are recognized as a leader in career pathway education and training programs that deliver quality on-demand staffing for all hospitality positions.  The virtual experience has no location or goal-setting boundaries which optimizes individual opportunities and client partnerships on a national scale.

Our program achievements and public/private partnerships are the springboard for the journey ahead.  The customized 14-module “Fast Track” culinary training and education curriculum, the Apprenticeship USA Program, hospitality internships, customized worksite training, Employer of Record for the State of Massachusetts Dislocated Worker Grant, City of Providence food insecurity meal provider, along with industry partnership support for the ACF, MRA, ProStart, NECAT, and SHFM, establishes a strong foundation for our virtual initiatives.

SNAPchef Go also provides out-of-the-box business resources for ghost kitchen production, food service consultations, comprehensive payroll and benefit management, general liability, workers’ compensation, branding, marketing, and promotional material.

As we move forward, our resilient and optimistic management team is grateful for our journey’s past and inspired to advance the collective efforts to deliver the next level of opportunities and services to people and foodservice operations.