Jan. 26, 2007
Schnucks Names New
Director of Food Education and Culinary Arts
ST. LOUIS - Schnuck Markets, Inc. today
announced that Kathy Gottsacker,
51, has been hired as director of food education and culinary arts reporting to
senior vice president of marketing and merchandising. This is a new position that supports the St.
Louis-based grocer's newest initiatives aimed at enhancing the overall food
experience for customers.
a former television personality in San
Antonio, Texas, will
be responsible for developing training and education programs that will increase
the food and culinary expertise of Schnucks associates and customers. She will develop and promote existing food
talent within the grocery company and help to further establish Schnucks as a
leader in the area of food preparation and culinary arts.
to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott
Schnuck, Gottsacker's role is part of a
renewed emphasis on food education for Schnucks. "We are looking forward to the contributions Kathy
will have to food initiatives company-wide as we continue learning and sharing
information with our customers," he said.
Gottsacker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an
emphasis in home economics from Bradley
University in Peoria, Ill.
After relocating to San Antonio in 1993, she
started the Pink Peppercorn School of Cooking.
She was soon recruited by San Antonio-based H-E-B grocers to launch and
manage a cooking school for Central Market - an upscale fresh-market operation.
was co-chair of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' cooking
school division and a member of Les Dames D'escoffier International. In 2000, the Chaines des Rôtisseurs honored her with the prestigious Speaker Award
at the organization's International Convention.
Having had experience in
coordinating the San Antonio Food and Wine Festival, she is prepared to make
her Schnucks public debut at the St.
Louis Food and Wine Experience at the Chase Park Plaza on Jan. 27 and 28.
and her husband, Mark, reside in St.
Founded in St.
Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 101 stores (including
five Logli stores) and 98 pharmacies in Missouri,
Tennessee and Mississippi.
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