Among our top priorities at NutriStudents K-12 are serving our clients with excellence and helping each maximize the use of the system to make their school nutrition programs the best they can be. We have reinforced our commitment to these priorities with the hiring of Rebecca Jaspers to the new position of Director of Administration and Customer Relations. Jaspers will apply her diverse culinary, foodservice and catering experience to her responsibilities, which include leading and refining the company’s client support function, onboarding new clients, helping new and existing clients maximize their use of the system.
Jaspers comes to NutriStudents K-12 from Leeann Chin, where she was Director of Sales and Catering, overseeing the business plan, budget, sales and marketing, payroll and 30 staff members for the company’s corporate delivery department and overall sales functions. Under her leadership, Leeann Chin grew its client base of school nutrition programs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, and introduced a mobile app, custom delivery software and redesigned website.
Prior to Leeann Chin, Jaspers was a Catering Manager for Compass Group/Eurest, a position in which she managed the food and beverage inventory for two cafes, catering and a grab-and-go market at a corporate campus; facilitated reporting, forecasting, budgets and profit-and-loss analysis; and created marketing materials and built relationships with corporate employees to drive sales.
For 10 years prior, she held several management, catering, pastry chef and cook positions for a variety of hospitality organizations, including Hyatt Hotels, a AAA 5-Diamond award winning luxury resort in the Berkshires, a private golf club in Rhode Island, and the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Jaspers has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Events from Denver’s Metropolitan State University; and an associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from the Culinary Institute of America.