There's a hard-working team behind the scenes at NutriStudents K-12 that continually strives to improve the system and add value for our clients. Whether helping clients prepare for their USDA Administrative Review, building proprietary calculators and tools to further streamline the foodservice work flow or envisioning how to more efficiently deliver our system and service clients, our team is committed to success.
That's why we're pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Johannes, James Hanold and Andrew Behrman. Eldon Brustuen, co-founder and president of NutriStudents K-12, said, "I would be lost without these three key players on my team. They have incredible insight, valuable front-line experience and skills that amaze me daily. NutriStudents K-12 continues to get better every day because of their efforts."
In his new position, Nick will lead the day-to-day operations of NutriStudents K-12, implementing new processes and tools to help the company run more efficiently while continuing to service clients well. He draws on 10+ years of experience at a variety of restaurants and foodservice companies to help him juggle the many demands and details that arise each day. He was the senior logistics and IT manager for NutriStudents K-12. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Grand Central restaurant in St. Paul, Minn.; the Mediterranean Café in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Agnes' Portuguese Bakery in Kailua, Hawaii; as well as a country club, the Mayo clinic, a casino and an upscale catering company. Nick is a music aficionado who collects records and can beat most anyone at music trivia. He has learned to play several musical instruments by ear.
James has parlayed his extensive front-line foodservice experience into a training and customer service, and menu/database development role with NutriStudents K-12. He began working for CKC Good Food, the sister company to NutriStudents K-12, in 2008, and has held roles including foodservice manager at two different client locations, chef, server, procurement representative, chef trainer and menu planner. He got his start in foodservice during high school, serving meals to residents of a senior living facility. James is ServSafe Certified and has a certificate of completion for the NUTRIKIDS Advanced 101 Program.
Andrew brings vast industry experience and a client-centered approach to his responsibilities with NutriStudents K-12. Always seeking to simplify tasks for clients, he is currently developing a complex new tool to automate menu selection and purchasing for our clients. He's also the creator of our proprietary Commodity Forecasting Tool and other analytical tools that support our value to clients. He has worked in foodservice since 2011 as a prep cook, kitchen manager and portion coordinator. Andrew is ServSafe certified, and has studied accounting, business management and music education.