Celebrating over two decades of custom product innovation

Meet the Team

We are committed to working together in a positive way to get the job done, even if it’s “not our job”. We work to find solutions and always respect and acknowledge the contributions of our fellow team members.

Ian Schenkel
President and CEO
Ian Schenkel, President and CEO
Rich Marasco
Executive Vice President
Rich Marasco, Executive Vice President
Matthew D. Taggart
Vice President and General Counsel
Matthew D. Taggart, Vice President and General Counsel
Clement A. Saseun
CFS, Vice President of Quality and Technical Services
Clement A. Saseun, CFS, Vice President of Quality and Technical Services
Ken Brandstetter
VP of Business Development
Ken Brandstetter, VP of Business Development
Jennifer Triem
Director of National Accounts
Jennifer Triem, Director of National Accounts
Patty Klein
Director of Customer Service
Patty Klein, Director of Customer Service
Andrea Ables
Director of Creative Services
Andrea Ables, Director of Creative Services
Rolando Sida
Director of Manufacturing
Rolando Sida, Director of Manufacturing
Mike Leccese
Director of Culinary and R&D
Mike Leccese, Director of Culinary and R&D
Robert LeSage
Corporate Chef
Robert LeSage, Corporate Chef
Justin Gorup
Corporate Chef
Justin Gorup, Corporate Chef
Sergio Valenzuela
Development Chef
Sergio Valenzuela, Development Chef
Marcie Joseph
R&D Project Manager
Marcie Joseph, R&D Project Manager
Sri Mikkilineni
R&D Commercialization Manager
Sri Mikkilineni, R&D Commercialization Manager

Meet the Team

Most of the hundreds of products that we manufacture today utilize proprietary processes, our own unique ingredients or state-of-the-art packaging technology. This gives us a distinct market advantage and customer appeal, as well as a significant cost advantage. We offer:

  • Expertise in manufacturing, quality assurance and quality control
  • State-of-art manufacturing facility with tremendous scale and capacity for growth
  • Proprietary technologies that enhance product solutions while driving down costs
  • Experienced and knowledgeable sales and management team
  • Best-in-class culinary team to support your menu and product development needs
  • Experienced Research & Development team to solve product and packaging challenges
  • Aggressive growth strategy with a proven track record of performance and stability
  • Industry leading speed to market capabilities
  • Strong multi-national customer base

As a primary processor of vegetable, grain and bean products our location and strong partnership with our growers and the vendor community, gives us the ability to offer competitive pricing and unique products to our customers. This combined with our large-scale manufacturing operations, gives us the ability to service the largest national restaurant operators both domestically and Internationally.