Jessica Rios, former Purchasing Specialist at JBS in Ottumwa, Iowa, recently expressed her appreciation for VVS site manager Carol Palacio and her staff. Jessica told VVS, “I have worked at the facility for nearly 18 years and have seen quite a few companies come and go as a cafeteria service. VVS, by far, is the best one we’ve ever had. Good food, good prices, and great catering services. Even in short notice they can make miracles. [I] wanted to let you guys know what great employees you have here and they deserve to be recognized.” Keep up the great work!
(Pictured above, left to right: Carol Palacio, Jessica Rios, Jane Menendez-Ortiz.)
Carol Palacio, VVS Site Manager at JBS in Ottumwa, recently celebrated 14 years of service with VVS. Carol has worked in the foodservice industry for 26 years, and has been recognized for her strong work ethic. She grew up working in her mother’s restaurant washing dishes, and helped to keep everything clean so that customers would have a great experience. “I am very pleased to be a part of VVS,” said Carol.
When not working, Carol and her family (husband, Frank, and three grown sons) enjoy finding historic places to visit. Carol told VVS, “My proudest moments are always when all employees work together and the food that they display ‘makes one hurry up to eat’.”
Things got a bit scary for VVS at JBS in Greeley, Colorado as Site Manager Crystal Villafuerte and staff participated in Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of the JBS Beef Plant. Crystal and staff served up candy to goblins and ghouls with JBS doing the same. Thanks to JBS for providing a fun and safe atmosphere for great trick-or-treating!
VVS recently catered a Physicians Gathering held at JBS in Ottumwa, Iowa. Carol Palacio and staff fed over 70 people during the event which served stuffed chicken breasts, pork loin, cranberry apple salad, twice baked potatoes, green beans with bacon and cheese cake for desert! The event was a success!
VVS recently used 5S protocol to organize and clean some areas of their cafeteria space. VVS Site manager, Clay Blake, and District Manager, Latoya Williams, studied the 5S program through materials provided by JBS. The cafeteria also participated in a 5S fair in which different areas of the plant displayed booths showing their 5S progress. After judging of the booths took place, Clay Blake and staff’s booth came in 2nd place! Great job to everyone involved! Scroll down to see more pictures of the event!
VVS partnered with JBS in Greeley, Colorado to feed 3,000 hungry JBS employees during a plant feed celebrating the beginning of summer! VVS and JBS teamed up to cook and serve cheeseburgers and hotdogs served with cookies, chips and a drink. The cookout and feed were a success with an additional thanks going out to the interns from JBS Corporate who lent a hand grilling! Many compliments were received on the food and presentation. Thanks to everybody involved!