Welcome, Karen Chrestay, to The Worthington Partnership team as our new Assistant Market Manager!
Karen most recently helped newly launched food businesses grow their concepts as the General Manager and Compliance Officer at the shared commercial kitchen, 1400 Food Lab.
Supporting small businesses and being active in the local food community is part of Karen's DNA. From an early age, Karen was inspired by the hard-working values instilled in her by her Grandma Loan. Karen fondly remembers days spent on the family farm where she learned how to raise, preserve and prepare food.
Professionally, Karen has channeled her passion for food and entrepreneurship through a successful career in communications, public relations, and event planning and she has owned and operated her own catering business.
As the Assistant Market Manager, Karen will oversee our SNAP/EBT and Produce Perks programs, coordination of our community programming and producer compliance.