Peter Redmond named Senior Vice President of Southeast Operations at Fresh Creative Cuisine

It is with great pleasure we announce the addition of Peter Redmond to our “Fresh” team.    Peter will be running our Southeast operations as Fresh expands into this ever growing part of the country.   Peter comes to us with a wealth of experience in the food and retail industry including senior roles at SEG Grocers, Walmart, Global Aquaculture Alliance and more.   In his role, Peter will be responsible for business development in all forms as well as heading up the account management group in the Southeast.

“We are thrilled to bring Peter onboard.   Peter’s depth in our space will strengthen our relationships with all of the stakeholders in the Southeast region and provide Fresh a springboard for growth in this all important region.”    Michael Wilson – CEO, Fresh Creative Cuisine

photo

Peter Redmond resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife Jennifer Redmond and their daughters Emma and Pippa Redmond. Peter has two older children, Hayden and Paige.

Peter has a combined 29 years of retail and sales experience and was employed by Wal-Mart Stores for 18 years in a variety of critical roles and capacities: store operations, international assignments, as a senior buyer and for 7 years, as Vice President and Divisional Manager for Deli and Seafood.  For 3 years, Peter was also the Vice President for Deli, Seafood and Commercial Bread for SEG (a multi format regional retailer including banners such as Winn-Dixie), based in Jacksonville, Fl.

In addition to his retail experience, Peter also has 8 years 9 years of experience in the supplier and NGO communities revolving around food products rounding out a very diverse career.

Passions: Beach, Family, Travel....Soccer ((football!).

Our Mission Is Our Passion

Fresh Creative Cuisine is a technology-driven, fresh-prepared, artisan “Cuisine To Go” food manufacturer located in Baltimore, Maryland and serving clients along the eastern seaboard from New England to Florida.   We focus on Technology, Culinary, Packaging and Distribution Innovation and utilize client-based data metrics to individually customize the finest selection of fresh, premium, hand-crafted artisan sandwiches, signature salads, exquisite entrées, snacks & sides, breakfast and dessert retail food programs showcasing a grand and exciting variety of ethnic and global taste profiles from around the world. 

Fresh Creative Cuisine is a USDA, FDA and US Military certified manufacturer specializing in both individually-packaged and bulk-packaged product formats for retail and institutional foodservice.  Founded with an emphasis on quality and freshness, our customer–centric “FRESH Solutions” are designed for all day-part categories and flexible retail price points from Value to Premium SRP.

Fresh has the capacity to produce tens of thousands of freshly prepared menu items including a wide variety of over 150+ fresh SKUs per day allowing for innovative product mix selections with a variety of Core, Rotational & LTO menu offerings.  Our “STREET FOODZ” Culinary concepts provide an exciting array of menu options ranging from traditional American fare as well as diverse ethnic and global cuisine offerings featuring Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, European as well as Latin/South American selections.   Our “MISSION NUTRITION” Program provides a diversity of menu offerings focusing on “Better for You” Health & Wellness, dietary-sensitive and nutritionally-regimented options as well as Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free offerings. 

We utilize eco-responsible, operator-friendly and functional packaging with microwave, conventional-oven, panini grill, and turbo-chef re-thermalization and heating capabilities.  We have flexible distribution and logistics capabilities from DSD to CDC options and can customize branded and private label programs as well.

Our customer-centric approach allows us to focus our collaborative energies to “Execute on the Details” and provide remarkable results to Elevate Your Customer Experience!

 

Our Mission Is Our Passion

Fresh Creative Cuisine is a technology-driven, fresh-prepared, artisan “Cuisine To Go” food manufacturer located in Baltimore, Maryland and serving clients along the eastern seaboard from New England to Florida.   We focus on Technology, Culinary, Packaging and Distribution Innovation and utilize client-based data metrics to individually customize the finest selection of fresh, premium, hand-crafted artisan sandwiches, signature salads, exquisite entrées, snacks & sides, breakfast and dessert retail food programs showcasing a grand and exciting variety of ethnic and global taste profiles from around the world. 

Fresh Creative Cuisine is a USDA, FDA and US Military certified manufacturer specializing in both individually-packaged and bulk-packaged product formats for retail and institutional foodservice.  Founded with an emphasis on quality and freshness, our customer–centric “FRESH Solutions” are designed for all day-part categories and flexible retail price points from Value to Premium SRP.

Fresh has the capacity to produce tens of thousands of freshly prepared menu items including a wide variety of over 150+ fresh SKUs per day allowing for innovative product mix selections with a variety of Core, Rotational & LTO menu offerings.  Our “STREET FOODZ” Culinary concepts provide an exciting array of menu options ranging from traditional American fare as well as diverse ethnic and global cuisine offerings featuring Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, European as well as Latin/South American selections.   Our “MISSION NUTRITION” Program provides a diversity of menu offerings focusing on “Better for You” Health & Wellness, dietary-sensitive and nutritionally-regimented options as well as Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free offerings. 

We utilize eco-responsible, operator-friendly and functional packaging with microwave, conventional-oven, panini grill, and turbo-chef re-thermalization and heating capabilities.  We have flexible distribution and logistics capabilities from DSD to CDC options and can customize branded and private label programs as well.

Our customer-centric approach allows us to focus our collaborative energies to “Execute on the Details” and provide remarkable results to Elevate Your Customer Experience!

Meet The Fresh Team

Mike

Michael Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Beyond his role at Fresh, Mike currently owns his own private equity firm and is a former Senior Executive at Aetna, Inc.  Mike has over 25 years of operations, private equity investment, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, corporate finance, business development, risk management and investment experience. Other roles include President of a Software company, positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers and United Technologies.  Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and was voted one of the 40 most influential people under 40 in the Healthcare Industry.  Mike graduated with distinction from The University of Connecticut’s MBA program and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University where he also graduated with distinction.  Passions:  Family, Golf, Cape Cod, Travel, UCONN Huskies.

John

Jonathan Stack

President & Chief Innovation Officer

Jonathan has over 28 years experience in sales and marketing, operations management, business leadership and development experience including 24+ years of food service operations within the retail, wholesale, catering and institutional segments of the industry.  As a founding member of Panache Cuisine, he ran a $25M+ revenue operation and was the leader in the Mid-Atlantic Fresh Prepared Foods arena.  Jonathan has an extensive network of Industry Resources, Contacts and Strategic Vendor relationships.  His strong science background has allowed an extensive understanding of the food safety operations, requirements and protocols and he is heavily involved with the USDA/FDA and Military HACCP programs and global food certifications.  As Chief Innovation Officer, Jonathan is responsible for culinary and packaging innovation for “Cuisine To GO” food products utilizing fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and materials. Jonathan has an established reputation for premier customer service and best-in-class solutions which draw clients to Fresh Creative Cuisine. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology/Pre-Med with a concentration in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.    Passions include spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, golfing, beach, skiing, boating & traveling.

Carol

Carole Gutierrez

Vice President of Culinary Operations

Carole Gutierrez has over 35 years of Restaurant, Hotel, Catering and Food Manufacturing experience. Her roles have included the Vice President of Culinary Operations, Production Management, Food Safety and Sanitation.  While at Panache, she oversaw the growth of the company from $3M to $25M in annual revenue within 5 years and managed a crew of 140 employees. Previous to Panache, Carole worked for Four Seasons Hotel, The Remington Hotel, and ran her own catering company, in Chicago, Illinois.  Other experience includes The Park Plaza Hotel, Joe Tecci’s, and Chez Robert in Boston.  Carole is tri-lingual, English, French and Spanish, having been married to a French chef and having lived for 14 years in Mexico.   Passions:  Family, Cooking and Arts.

Patrick

Patrick Henry

Vice President of Technology

Patrick Henry has 20 plus years of Information Technology experience.  Patrick spent 13 years in the US Navy as an Electronics Communications Tech servicing the Navy’s Cryptologic Community.  Other roles industries include Telco Engineering, Air Freight, Renewable Energies, Radiation Detection Systems, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Food Services Manufacturing. Patrick is certified by both Microsoft and Cisco in Systems / Network Engineering.  Experience includes System / Network engineering services, Data Center and Infrastructure planning, Disaster Recovery Planning / Business continuity, Business Intelligence reporting and more.  Passions: Family, all things computers, sports, outdoor activities, and running.

Harry Black

Chief Financial Officer

Harry is a partner in the CPA firm of Bowman, Monaco & Black, PC located in Cheshire, CT.  He has over 30 years of public accounting experience dealing with business and individual clients.  Most of his business practice centers around manufacturing clients with annual sales volumes ranging from $2.0 to $75 million.  In addition to the above Harry has been appointed executor/trustee for various estates and trusts.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s as well as the CT State Society of CPA’s.  Over the years Harry has served as a President or Board member for numerous business or social groups.  Harry is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.  Passions:  Family, Travel and Golf.

Meet The Fresh Team

Mike

Michael Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Beyond his role at Fresh, Mike currently owns his own private equity firm and is a former Senior Executive at Aetna, Inc.  Mike has over 25 years of operations, private equity investment, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, corporate finance, business development, risk management and investment experience. Other roles include President of a Software company, positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers and United Technologies and he is a Certified Public Accountant and was voted one of the 40 most influential people under 40 in the Healthcare Industry.  Mike graduated with distinction from The University of Connecticut’s MBA program and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University where he also graduated with distinction.  Passions:  Family, Golf, Cape Cod, Travel, UCONN Huskies.

John

Jonathan Stack

President & Chief Innovation Officer

Jonathan has over 28 years experience in sales and marketing, operations management, business leadership and development experience including 24+ years of food service operations within the retail, wholesale, catering and institutional segments of the industry.  As a founding member of Panache Cuisine, he ran a $25M+ revenue operation and was the leader in the Mid-Atlantic Fresh Prepared Foods arena.  Jonathan has an extensive network of Industry Resources, Contacts and Strategic Vendor relationships.  His strong science background has allowed an extensive understanding of the food safety operations, requirements and protocols and he is heavily involved with the USDA/FDA and Military HACCP programs and global food certifications.  As Chief Innovation Officer, Jonathan is responsible for culinary and packaging innovation for “Cuisine To GO” food products utilizing fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and materials. Jonathan has an established reputation for premier customer service and best-in-class solutions which draw clients to Fresh Creative Cuisine. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology/Pre-Med with a concentration in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.    Passions include spending time with his wife and 3 daughters, golfing, beach, skiing, boating & traveling.

Carol

Carole Gutierrez

Vice President of Culinary Operations

Carole Gutierrez has over 35 years of Restaurant, Hotel, Catering and Food Manufacturing experience. Her roles have included the Vice President of Culinary Operations, Production Management, Food Safety and Sanitation.  While at Panache, she oversaw the growth of the company from $3M to $25M in annual revenue within 5 years and managed a crew of 140 employees. Previous to Panache, Carole worked for Four Seasons Hotel, The Remington Hotel, and ran her own catering company, in Chicago, Illinois.  Other experience includes The Park Plaza Hotel, Joe Tecci’s, and Chez Robert in Boston.  Carole is tri-lingual, English, French and Spanish, having been married to a French chef and having lived for 14 years in Mexico.   Passions:  Family, Cooking and Arts.

Patrick Henry

Vice President of Technology

Patrick Henry has 20 plus years of Information Technology experience.  Patrick spent 13 years in the US Navy as an Electronics Communications Tech servicing the Navy’s Cryptologic Community.  Other roles industries include Telco Engineering, Air Freight, Renewable Energies, Radiation Detection Systems, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Food Services Manufacturing. Patrick is certified by both Microsoft and Cisco in Systems / Network Engineering.  Experience includes System / Network engineering services, Data Center and Infrastructure planning, Disaster Recovery Planning / Business continuity, Business Intelligence reporting and more.  Passions: Family, all things computers, sports, outdoor activities, and running.

Harry Black

Chief Financial Officer

Harry is a partner in the CPA firm of Bowman, Monaco & Black, PC located in Cheshire, CT.  He has over 30 years of public accounting experience dealing with business and individual clients.  Most of his business practice centers around manufacturing clients with annual sales volumes ranging from $2.0 to $75 million.  In addition to the above Harry has been appointed executor/trustee for various estates and trusts.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s as well as the CT State Society of CPA’s.  Over the years Harry has served as a President or Board member for numerous business or social groups.  Harry is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.  Passions:  Family, Travel and Golf.