“Allen provided a structured and meticulously thought-out approach to planning, designing, building, and opening our expanded prepared foods section. Allen and his team worked closely with our store to create a kitchen that ties directly to our menu design and food offering. We wowed our customers from day one and have a facility that can grow with the rest of our business.
From early stages to after-opening Allen and his team never ceased to reflect their passion for what they do and their desire to see our success. The on-the-ground support during a hectic opening was unsurpassed. Our new deli was a big leap for our store, but Allen’s team brought their experience, confidence, and positive attitude to our store and it made all the difference. There is not a better team out there if you are looking to re-invent or build your prepared foods department!”
Matt Stanley, General Manager, Astoria Co-op, Astoria, OR
Allison Buckingham, VP of Operations, Perelandra Natural Foods, Brooklyn, NY
“Allen has helped us grow our amazing foodservice departments like no one else could have. I attribute the impact he’s had on our programs in both stores to his incredible experience in understanding kitchen/deli operations, inside and out, more than anyone I know.
His work is always very informed by data, or tried and true experience. Whether it’s about financial decisions or functionality, you can bet that Allen’s approach to advocating one direction over another has everything to do with his experience, his affinity to take it apart analytically, and his tenacious attention to detail which, in the end, makes it all work for his clients.”
Al Baylacq, Partner, Good Earth Natural Foods, Fairfax & Mill Valley, CA