Naturipe Farms Announces New Director of Business Development, Food Service
SALINAS, CA - I’ve always said June is the time of year when the most exciting things take place. Whether or not that catchphrase takes, I’m sticking to it, because Naturipe has exciting news! Jill Overdorf was recently named the company’s Director of Business Development, Food Service. In this new role, Overdorf will be responsible for overseeing the expansion of Naturipe’s foodservice division for both fresh and value-added product lines.
“With my culinary background, the opportunity to passionately share a full portfolio of our grower/owner’s products with menu developers, B&I, healthcare and leisure venues is a logical extension of Naturipe’s year-round availability,” Overdorf stated in a recent press release. “Naturipe Farms is so well-represented in the retail marketplace, it’s time for chefs to know our quality fruit is available as a consistent ingredient for their menus. I am excited to be able to represent Naturipe in the foodservice community, where I look forward to being able to share the story of our farmers.”
According to the press release, Overdorf attended UMASS-Amherst and then graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with high honors. She is known in the culinary and produce industries as an advocate of fresh and flavorful ingredients. She has served on PMA’S Board of Director and PMA’s Center for Growing Talent’s Board. She is Co-Chair of this year’s PMA Foodservice and is a board member of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.
“Jill’s passion for produce and her depth and breadth of culinary experience are the perfect combination to bring an invigorated focus to our foodservice offerings,” added Dwight Ferguson, CEO and President.
Congratulations to Jill on this new position!