Behind the Scenes
Reinhart’s Finest Tell Us Some of Their ‘Favorite Things’
We go behind the scenes at Reinhart’s divisions to find out what keeps our people happy. From miniature pet monkeys to hot Connecticut-style lobster rolls, their “favorite things” are endearing, unconventional and downright delicious!
Selena Muro, Human Resources Mgr
HER FAVORITES THINGS: Selena loves to travel with her family. This summer, for example, they completed a 5,000-mile trip to the Four Corners, which included exploring such breathtaking wonders as Arches National Park and the Grand Canyon. They also did a little whitewater rafting down the Colorado River. Selena also enjoys traveling beyond our borders, and earlier this year she visited Prague in the Czech Republic. Selena considers dancing as one of her favorite things. She grew up studying various forms, including tap and ballet. She was a leader on dance teams in high school in college, and spent time as a member of the Milwaukee Mustang’s indoor football dance team. When it comes to food, Taco Tuesday is a definite favorite as she counts chips, salsa, guacamole and tacos amongst her favorite foods. She also has a fondness for Girl Scout cookies, with Peanut Butter Patties being her favorite. Last, but not least, Selena loves ice cream and her favorite flavor is that distinctive Midwestern favorite, Blue Moon.
Allison Moreland, Sales Consultant
HER FAVORITES THINGS: What’s most important for Allison, and her “favorite things,” are her two biological daughters. Twenty-six-year-old Miranda and 18-year-old Bailey are a big part of her life, and she’s super proud of the young ladies they’ve become. She’s also honored to still be called “Mommy” by two little boys she raised for two years while they were in the foster system. Allison’s got a lot of love to offer, and she’s generously extended to her fur babies: Zeke and Zander, who weigh in at a whopping 18 ounces and 14 ounces, respectively. “Zander is the best cuddler,” she exclaims. Another one of her favorite things is being active in her community in Chesapeake, Va. She’s a member of the Chesapeake Citizens Emergency Response Team and Chesapeake Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Her food and drink favorites? A good cabernet and Reinhart’s Brickfire Chocolate Peanut Butter Landslide Cake.
Caroline Guillen, Customer Engagement Mgr
Reinhart Johnson City
HER FAVORITES THINGS: At the top of Caroline’s list of “favorite things” is her partner in crime, her husband Chef Greg Guillen. She also enjoys traveling, which gives her an opportunity to explore new territories and see old friends. For example, Caroline says she’ll make up an excuse to visit customers like Mid City Grill in Johnson City, Tenn. (for the portabella finger salad with Get Saucy Sauce), Joey’s New York Bagels in Hendersonville, N.C. (for the bagels, of course!) and Slammin' Sammy’s in Johnson City (for the Marigoata chicken sandwich). Her favorite place to travel outside of the States is Harbour Island, Bahamas. For everyday grubbing, Caroline enjoys hot Connecticut-style lobster rolls, diet Coke and sprinkling Reinhart’s Culinary Secrets Maple Bacon Seasoning on most of her dishes.
Dawn Sisung, Customer Service
Reinhart New Orleans
HER FAVORITES THINGS: Faith and family are foremost for Dawn Sisung, who embraces all things holiday related, from Halloween to Thanksgiving (her favorite holiday!) to the Mardi Gras season. She’s been married for 30 years and boasts two daughters; one who recently graduated from Louisiana State University and the other who is studying neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. Being from New Orleans, “Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler” is a way of life for Dawn, and during the holiday season, she has a open-door policy for friends and family to drop by. Her husband—a professional chef — cooks the food, she handles the drinks and her daughters oversee decorations. Dawn volunteers during an annual Christmas party at her church for an organization called God’s Special Children where her husband plays Santa. It’s held for people with special needs, from infants to adults.
Angelica Gabriel, Receiving Clerk
Reinhart New Orleans
HER FAVORITES THINGS: The cheerful, bubbly receiving clerk for Reinhart’s New Orleans division is a self-proclaimed people person, so it’s no surprise that the holiday season is her favorite time of year. That’s a grand opportunity for her to connect with friends and family, and it’s also a chance for her to indulge in her favorite dishes. That includes baked macaroni, candied yams and cornbread dressing. Speaking of food, one of her favorite Reinhart customers is Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a casual Cajun-inspired chain based in the South. In her spare time, she volunteers for Second Harvest.