From packaging and processing expertise, to consumer insights and more
Meet The Culinary Solutions Team
35+ years of experience.
Classically trained at Johnson and Wales University, Chef Paul has done it all, from slinging hash at an upscale diner to working as the Chef de Cuisine at a 4-star French restaurant. After a long stint in the restaurant business, Chef Paul earned an MBA and began a career combining his two passions–food and business–working in Research & Development for national brands such as Carvel Ice Cream Bakery and Ore Ida.
“I love working with customers to create exciting new menu items, and the camaraderie of the team through every level of execution makes me feel lucky to do what I do.”
How do you like to approach each project? It’s all about the mise en place. Not just while cooking, but preparing for customer visits, tastings, virtual ideation, you name it.
Favorite meal/dish to cook? I love to cook breakfast for my family.
What’s your superpower? I can make food taste great.
What’s on your playlist? 90s grunge.
Credo: Life is too short to be miserable.
25+ years of experience.
“I love to work with like-minded people who love food, love to laugh, and have fun while tackling new projects.”
Favorite part of your work at Ventura Foods? Discovering and creating delicious new sauces for customers’ menus.
Favorite meal/dish to cook? Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.
What’s your superpower? Awesome hair.
What’s on your playlist? Slayer, duh.
Credo: Salt needs salt.
35+ years of experience.
“I love the focus and dedication of the Ventura team when it comes to providing custom solutions, which takes a combination of listening and executing.”
Favorite part of your work at Ventura Foods? I particularly love working with customers to develop sauces that pair perfectly with their menus.
Favorite meal/dish to cook? Barbacoa with fresh corn tortillas, chopped onions, cilantro, lime and a complete flight of fresh-made salsas.
What’s your superpower? I’d have to say sauces because they’re the foundation of cooking.
What’s on your playlist? 60s Gold, from James Brown to The Marvelettes.
30+ years of experience.
“I love that we focus on our customers and exceed their expectations with delicious food and flavors that millions of people out there get to eat and enjoy.”
Where do you find inspiration? Almost anywhere, but especially going out to eat at restaurants.
Favorite meal/dish to cook? Chesapeake Bay Maryland steamed crabs.
What’s your superpower? Competitive eating. I can really put down some food.
What’s on your playlist? I’m listening to quite a bit of blues-inspired artists such as Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Markus King Band, and North Mississippi All-Stars.
Credo: Flavor is king, each and every time.