Eurest Frontline Graduate Uses Program to Advance Career and Make a Difference

November 16, 2023

What started as a chance for professional advancement quickly transformed into an opportunity for Eurest Chef Manager Judith Cademartori to make a significant difference.

As a delegate of Eurest’s 16-week frontline development program, Judith directed her energies toward curbing front-of-house retail food waste, all as part of her Global University for Lifelong Learning (GULL) capstone project. Her approach revolved around Waste Not practices and had two core elements. First, she identified product expiration dates, rescuing items before they turned into waste. Second, she relocated products to more enticing spots, effectively turning potential waste into opportunities for higher sales.

The significance of Judith’s efforts becomes clear when you look at the numbers. Under her guidance, her marketplace achieved an impressive 11% reduction in packaged snack waste. But her impact doesn’t stop there. Judith also implemented a best practice, having her Waste Not Champion ensure daily follow-ups with associates. Each associate logs their waste into the tablet, and the Waste Not Champion ensures its completion. This approach leaves no room for waste to go unnoticed.

As a direct result of her impactful leadership, Judith’s journey resulted in her promotion to Chef Manager following her completion of the GULL program.

Judith’s GULL experience is a testament to personal growth driving organizational progress. Her commitment not only propelled her career but also steered her marketplace toward a more sustainable and prosperous future.