We are proud to announce our newest addition to The Fresh Diet Executive Culinary Team, Chef Michael Weldon. As a Corporate Executive Chef and the Director of Research & Development for The Fresh Diet, Chef Weldon has been working tirelessly to roll out our exciting seasonal menu! A whopping one hundred and sixty new delicious menu items have been unleashed onto your screens and are available now! Chef Weldon learned his trade at the side of world renowned chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Johnny Ferno and Alain Giraud and spent nearly three-years serving an apprenticeship at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where he [...]
Peter Koullias is the Director of Kitchen Production at The Fresh Diet. He started working with the company back in July, 2010. Peter is responsible for production compliance for all Fresh Diet facilities. He is also part of a team that deals with menu development, and the enhancement of all aspects as they relate to client-compliance and satisfaction. Additionally, Peter contributes toward the development and implementation of new programs and services.
Great employees are our best asset here at The Fresh Diet, and nobody understands that better than Sandy Ornelas. As Director of both Human Resources and Purchasing, it is Sandy’s job to support this organization’s overall mission of growth and profitability. She creates policies and procedures that help TFD recruit and maintain exceptionally talented employees. As if that weren’t enough, Sandy also helps find the best products, source the best suppliers, and negotiate the best prices with quality service. It is because of the hard work of employees like Sandy that this company can continue to offer great meals and competitive pricing to clients.
Behind every great company is a great Chief Financial Officer, and The Fresh Diet is no exception. Our CFO Richard Silverman may have only held this position since July of 2010, but he is certainly no stranger to the company. In fact, Richard wrote The Fresh Diet’s very first business plan — and then revised it a few weeks later.
“When a company expands as rapidly as The Fresh Diet, projections tend to be outdated by the time they get put down on paper,” Richard says.
It is just amazing how many celebrities you can follow on Twitter these days. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Mariel Hemmingway, Eli Manning, George Lucas, and Snoop Dogg… just to name a few! Best of all, you can follow Fresh Diet Executive Chef Yosef Schwartz. After all, none of the other people I just mentioned know how to make the best cheesecake in the world. Be sure to follow Chef Yosef on Twitter @chefyos!
Our food is so delicious that The Fresh Diet should sell itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. However, thanks to the hard work of dedicated employees like Arley Betteridge, sales are currently going through the roof. She’s The Fresh Diet’s Sales Team Leader. “My responsibilities are not that of a typical sales representative,” Arley says. “While I do sell our delicious Fresh Diet programs, my primary focus is directed to our team. I try to support, motivate and encourage our sales associates so that overall we can create solid satisfaction amongst clients. “ Arley has been with the company on and off [...]
To all of our loyal customers: First of all, I want to thank you all for your patronage and loyalty towards The Fresh Diet. We work very hard daily to provide you with the freshest, most delicious food available and appreciate you, and the feedback we receive. Our goal is to please each and every one of you and to exceed your expectations. As some of you know, Zalmi and I started The Fresh Diet 5 years ago in Zalmi’s kitchen. I did the cooking and Zalmi did the deliveries. We started because of our love of healthy food, and how it could positively affect [...]
Though she has had a passion for cooking ever since she was a little girl, Chef Carolina didn’t find the perfect recipe for weight loss until she came to work for The Fresh Diet a couple of years ago. Not only is she Executive Chef of our Miami Kitchen, she is also a customer. In fact, Carolina has already lost a stunning 80 lbs. by eating the very same fresh, gourmet meals she helps prepare. “The Fresh Diet is basically all I eat,” Carolina says. “Our food is fabulous and the portions are sensible.” Even though she works extremely long [...]
Last week, The Fresh Diet hosted the company’s first ever Executive Conference in Miami. Here are some reflections on the event from our CFO Richard Silverman… The Fresh Diet’s 1st Executive Conference was held in Miami last Wednesday and Thursday. When the event was announced roughly 6 weeks ago, it came as a very happy surprise. Along with Sandy in LA, we wrote a note to Zalmi about holding just such a conference several months before. It was heartening to see the proposal come to life! On a personal level, the conference was all I could have asked of a [...]
Have you seen the smash-hit reality show Undercover Boss? Well, get ready for a special Fresh Diet edition. Find out what happens when Fresh Diet CEO Zalmi Duchman goes undercover in his own company as the former boy band sensation “Thurston.” (Ok, I should point out that this video is actually a highly-entertaining skit prepared for the recent FD management conference.) Not only is The Fresh Diet one of the fastest-growing companies in the food business today, but it is also a company with a sense of humor. Check out the FD video that is going viral! Fortunately, you don’t [...]