Danielle grew up surrounded by the Monterey Peninsula’s appetite for gastronomy – its culinary talents, organically grown fruits and veggies, and locally-caught foods. Raised in a multicultural household, Danielle was exposed to many unique cultures and cuisines from a very young age. Years of travel and exploration – in the world, the kitchen, and nutrition – honed Danielle’s eclectic palate and style to what it is today. With almost twenty years in the culinary arts and hospitality, Danielle loves nothing more than to create delicious, wholesome meals that bring together both people and flavors from across the globe. And now with the creation of Goodful, Danielle and her team want to gather your local bounty and bring this culinary experience to you.
Stepan began in his first startup over a decade ago with Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank. Due in part to his strong contribution through performance monitoring, treasury, and liquidity management – it became the country’s second largest bank. His experience in accounting, financing, investing, and hedging has enabled continuous successes throughout his career, which he fully intends to extend through the life of Goodful. Stepan’s unparalleled motivation for Goodful’s ascendancy drives him to contribute his utmost to our growth, expansion, and continued success.
Laura is an award winning producer, writer and director with 12 years of senior level project and team management for Digital Media, Television, Marketing and Advertising. She has produced 200+ hours of scripted, factual, documentary and digital content for networks such as Lifetime, A&E, Discovery, History, The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. Laura is also a professional photographer. Laura’s strong ethos and experience of putting the consumer at the heart of the creative, is an invaluable asset in bringing a fresh dynamic to the leadership team at Goodful. Laura is delighted to share the powerful story behind Goodful, a company with a mission that she connects with personally.
Chef Rob has built a career on education, leadership, and environmental stewardship. Rob’s experience in prominent country clubs, restaurants, and hotels across the US combined with being one of few Certified Master Chefs, have afforded him a wealth of knowledge and skill. His influence in the field has impacted generations of chefs and his dedication earned him an unprecedented amount of national and international awards and accolades. Rob has always been an advocate for a healthy, balanced diet and sustainable resources, and is eager to more actively support that in his role with Goodful.
Jenn is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with a focus on real food that is as good for the planet as it is for the people. She currently serves as the Program Director of California Food for California Kids at the Center for Ecoliteracy, where she works with school districts and communities throughout California, guiding the transition towards freshly prepared meals from California-grown ingredients. Jenn spent six years as Director of Nutrition Services for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and served as a Fresh Meals Schools Ambassador for the California Department of Education. Jenn is excited to join Goodful to change the way we think about fast food, grow a restaurant where people come for a good meal, and leave with a better understanding of their own health and the power of food.
Thomas, world-class sommelier, mixologist and food connoisseur, has traveled the world in search of the best chefs and wine makers. His impeccable palate and profound understanding of food, wine and the cocktail world have been molded by his travels throughout Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and regions across the United States. The evolution and cultural distinctions of various cuisines are a small piece of what keeps Thomas studying, experiencing, and sharing his passion with those around him. After nearly 20 years serving as food and wine director at high-profile properties such as The Inn at Dos Brisas, Relais & Chateaux, Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux, Marinus at Bernardus Lodge, Thomas believes his refined food and wine knowledge will enhance your culinary experience at Goodful by designing exceptional food and beverage pairings with the help of local wineries, breweries, and farmers.