Selling You on our Sales Team
October 4, 2018

Selling You on our Sales Team

They're the faces of our company! Traveling the country, meeting new people, and constantly selling and teaching others about our products. We're bringing the Sales Team to the forefront to share some of their favorite foods, places, and memories with our Sweet Company.

Patrick - The Talkative Frenchman

Our most talkative salesman has been working with ifiGOURMET for a decade! That's right, 10 years of “sweet” traveling and selling! We love Patrick for his friendliness and positive attitude, but also his particular palate, making his judgement on taste easy to trust. Previously being a Pastry Chef, Patrick knows exactly how products can be used, what they are meant for, where they come from—basically, he is the Pastry Product King.

  • When you go to a restaurant, what do you really hope/want to see on the dessert menu?
    That's easy--Foie Gras. I actually would eat Foie Gras in any part of my meal if it was possible. Anyone that knows me knows it's true, hahaha!
  • If you had to choose one product of ours that you think a chef can't live without, what would it be and why?
    Chocolate. Every dessert menu has at least two items with some kind of chocolate.
  • What is your favorite thing about working for ifiGOURMET? Or, pick a favorite memory you have while working with the company.
    I'm going to preface this by saying sorry Rick Brownstein…but this is my favorite and funniest memory with ifiGOURMET. One night, Rick and I went out for dinner. At that time he drove a Toyota hybrid, and while driving to the restaurant he was close to be out of gas and have to rely on the battery. Of course, being in Chicago in the winter, we were driving in a snow storm. Let me tell you that batteries don't work well in the winter! We had to walk to a gas station. And you guys know me, I travel light…no coat. Hahaha, that memory always brings a smile to my face, I love it.
  • What is your favorite place to travel and why?
    I love to travel to the shores of Portland, Maine. Great food and beautiful scenery.

Pierrick- The definition of Calm, Cool, and Collected

This relaxed guy has been working with ifiGOURMET for almost 9 years! When it feels like everyone else is stressed, Pierrick has all of his ducks in a row. His subtle humor is comforting and people know they can count on him for fast, consistent communication. His experience in the industry and knowledge for our products is top-notch and he will go above and beyond to help his customers.

  • When you go to a restaurant, what do you really hope/want to see on the dessert menu?
    I am a pretty traditional person, so I love coming across a traditional dessert with great flavors.
  • If you had to choose one product of ours that you think a chef can't live without, what would it be and why?
    A pastry bag! Haha, but honestly, that's a difficult question. Between our couverture chocolates & Dreidoppel Flavor Pastes, there are too many great options to pick just one.
  • What is your favorite thing about working for ifiGOURMET? Or, pick a favorite memory you have while working with the company.
    I love the variety of products we carry. It allows us to call on a wide range of customers, and we are able to meet a lot of different people and businesses.
  • What is your favorite place to travel and why?
    The whole west coast! But Portland, Oregon may be my favorite. It is a small city feel with a lot of great local food.

Michael- The Tattooed Jokester

You should definitely expect this salesman to crack a joke or two! Michael has been making ifiGOURMET coworkers and customers laugh for almost 5 years. Whether he's in the kitchen or on a sales call, he knows product information like the back of his hand and is up to date on the ever changing food industry. His previous experience as a chef has made him confident in the choices he makes for ingredients. Need a conversation starter? His colorful tattoos are a great place to start!

  • When you go to a restaurant, what do you really hope/want to see on the dessert menu?
    I want to see a good amount of choices: chocolate, fruit, cream, etc. I love textures, so that's important too. I am also looking for Luker products, that's always cool to find!
  • If you had to choose one product of ours that you think a chef can't live without, what would it be and why?
    I would definitely say that chefs need Luker's Nevado White Chocolate. I hate white chocolate, but Nevado has so much flavor and is so different than other white chocolates on the market.
  • What is your favorite thing about working for ifiGOURMET? Or, pick a favorite memory you have while working with the company.
    I don't really have a single favorite aspect about working for ifiGOURMET. I love working for the Brownstein's! They have known me since I was a baby, which makes it that much more special to work for them. But I love every department at ifiGOURMET. I really think our team is spectacular.
  • What is your favorite place to travel and why?
    When ifiGOURMET sent me to Colombia to visit CasaLuker, it was an absolutely amazing experience for me.

Jodi- The Vivacious Go-Getter

This Texas gal is an avid sweet lover and knows what tastes good AND looks good! Jodi has her own high-end custom jewelry business and has been working as a saleswoman for ifiGOURMET for 2 years. However, she has been traveling with the company's creators (and her parents!) showing people how to make fruit tarts for a long time! Her longevity with the sweet business is sure to give you confidence that you're dealing with a person that knows their stuff!

  • When you go to a restaurant, what do you really hope/want to see on the dessert menu?
    I definitely want to see something decadent with dark chocolate, that's my favorite!
  • If you had to choose one product of ours that you think a chef can't live without, what would it be and why?
    Luker chocolate! It is so unique and delicious, and chocolate is essential for any dessert menu.
  • What is your favorite thing about working for ifiGOURMET? Or, pick a favorite memory you have while working with the company.
    It is hard to choose just 1 thing…but I love seeing (and tasting!) what all of the chefs are creating and being able to help them out with great ingredients. The art and craft of it are inspiring to me. I also love working with our team of great people!
  • What is your favorite place to travel and why?
    I'd have to choose Tulum, Mexico, because the beach is magical and there is always an incredible adventure awaiting.

There you have it! We love our great Sales Team; our company couldn't function without them. Their tenacious attitudes and outgoing personalities create business relationships that we are proud of. They are Your Source For All Things Sweet.

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