Our People

“The guiding question here is ‘Can we be the best?’”
John T. (JT)
Starting Date: 10-93
Starting Position: Bread Shaper
Current Position: Director of Bakery Operations

“Semifreddi’s believes that if you take care of your people, your people take care of you.”
Frank L.
Starting Date: 10-01
Starting Position: Controller
Current Position: Chief Bean Counter

“This company knows which side the bread is buttered on.”
Bill F.
Starting Date: 11-03
Starting Position: Office Jack-Of-All-Trades
Current Position: Human Resource Director/Sr. Controller

“I learn something new everyday.”
Ken S.
Starting Date: 11-95
Starting Position: Delivery Driver
Current Position: Distribution Manager

“Things are constantly changing to make the company better. As a group we are always talking about change and how to improve.”
Craig W.
Starting Date: 11-03
Starting Position: Delivery Driver
Current Position: Retail Manager

“Everyone here feels acknowledged. You don’t see this kind of caring very often.”
Wendy B.
Starting Date: 8-03
Starting Position: Delivery Driver
Current Position: Director of Distribution

“I started out as a janitor and then moved up to packer, shaper, baker and mixer. There’s no reason I cannot eventually become a supervisor.”
Raul B.
Starting Date: 11-99
Starting Position: Janitor
Current Position: Mixer

“It’s honest work making a necessary product.”
Ralf L.
Starting Date: 11-96
Starting Position: Delivery Driver
Current Position: Delivery Driver

“I really like how we are always learning more about baking so that we can improve our products.”
Martin C.
Starting Date: 11-90
Starting Position: Baker
Current Position: Senior Bakery Manager

“We all really want to see the company grow. We want to be different from other companies. We want to be the best.”
Cesar G.
Starting Date: 8-96
Starting Position: Janitor/Packer
Current Position: Pastry Manager

“We can talk to the owners everyday. They are always available and always willing to talk to you”.
Jorge B.
Starting Date: 10-94
Starting Position: Bread Shaper
Current Position: Senior Bakery Manager

“It’s great to work for a company that actually makes products that you like.”
Owen E.
Starting Date: 5-04
Starting Position: Café Counter Person/Barista
Current Position: Café Supervisor

“It’s not like working for a company. It’s more like being in school.”
Abdelillah B.
Starting Date: 2-00
Starting Position: Packer
Current Position: Bakery Manager-Packing Department

“There’s recognition and respect for employees here at Semifreddi’s. I think that it is more important than anything to work with colleagues that know and understand each other’s value as individuals.”
Renee V.
Starting Date: 2-04
Starting Position: Accounts Payable
Current Position: Payroll Manager

“You would think that having a job where you wake up at 1:30 or 2 am to go to work every morning would be difficult--especially if you’ve been doing it for the past 10 years. What makes it easy for me is that every day I get to work with great people and deliver a product I believe in. The level of commitment here is that infectious.”
Peter A.
Starting Date: 1-00
Starting Position: Hourly Driver
Current Position: Senior Supervisor - Distribution

“We have been fortunate to attract and retain highly motivated and talented individuals who see the value of working as a team to bake world class bread and pastries.”
Tom F.
Starting Date: 6-88
Starting Position: Entry Level Hourly Employee: Baker/Driver/Retail/Dishwasher
Current Position: Chief Bootlicker/Co-Owner

“I love being able to provide a creative environment that fosters and supports dedicated, hardworking people practicing their craft.”
Mike R.
Starting Date: 1-87
Starting Position: Unpaid Gopher
Current Position: Mad Scientist/Co-Owner