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With Central Kitchen, you don’t just learn and move on. You join a community of peers and experienced food professionals who rally together to champion your best interests. Their support empowers you to achieve your fullest potential today, tomorrow and throughout every stage of your journey.
Why? Because when you find success, big things happen. You create jobs, boost the economy, and lift our entire craft foods community. That’s what excites us to work hard for you - and each other - every day.
Our entrepreneurs don’t just start businesses. They spark growth for their product category, our community and, most importantly, other people. Your support drives these critical outcomes forward.
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David MillerDirector of Development
Currently, David is the Director of Client Development and Education for the Central Kitchen. His role includes working with and onboarding food business clients. David is also the lead Facilitator for the Food Business Bootcamp courses online. David enjoys spending quality time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, and inspiring others to be the greatest version of themselves. ×
Jenny KelleyMarketing Director
In her role as Marketing Director for Central Kitchen, Jenny leverages her 10+ years of experience marketing in the local food space to help tell the stories of both Central Kitchen and it’s many members. She is responsible for all internal and external communications as well as stakeholder engagement.
At home in Lakewood, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends—especially her son, Jax, and dog, Ember. In true foodie fashion, Jenny’s favorite activities are gardening and dining at one of the area’s fabulous restaurants! ×
Zac RheinbergerChief Operations Officer
In 2019, we helped connect over a dozen companies (Central Kitchen, Popes, Randys, Cleveland Kraut, Killik, Mindful Market, Perogi Pantry, Wake Robin, Etc.) with locally and regionally grown products for their value-added production. Averaging about 2500 lbs a week and ranging items from Honey and Maple Syrup to Oats , Black Beans, Lavender, elderberries, cucumbers, sunflower oil and vinegar. All of this helps to create a stable inclusive chain that’s increases use of arable land Farmers have as well a stable supply chain for “seconds” and typically reduces food waste. Zac is currently also working with Case Western Reserve on a healthy food initiative for corner stores in Cleveland while on the advisory boards for Summit County Food Policy Coalition and Rust Belt riders. ×
Barry JarvisManaging Partner | Central Kitchen Media
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