Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Service Excellence Award for September

Congratulations to Service Excellence Award for September winner Dana Garvin at Draeger Medical in PA!

Dana was recommended by our Chef Manager, Matt Reichenbach, for her consistently great service and commitment to our guests at the Draeger Café in Telford.  In addition to her Cashier and Prep responsibilities, Dana delivers Catering Services in a positive and professional manner.  She is a great example of the difference Epicurean Feast employees bring to our clients and guests.

Pictured from left to right:  Matt Reichenbach, Dana Garvin, and Rafal Gaweski –Facilities Manager at Draeger.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Working with Local Farms

Working with local farms.
Epicurean Feast Chef Mike Mooney meets with local farm to plate organizations in Rhode Island to provide fresh delicious healthy food to the café straight from local farms.

Mike is joined by the Wholesome Wave staff.
Chef Mike Mooney with the local Farm Credit administrator.

"Again, so many thanks for your continuing support of FarmFresh RI, both in the critical financial contributions Blue Cross has made and the purchases for your excellent healthy food cafeteria--we at Wholesome Wave and the visitors from Washington's Farm Credit Administration were impressed with your evolving program as I was."

Gus Shumacher

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Save the Date! 20th Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament!

The 20th Anniversary Don & Connie Watson Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Sandy Burr Country Club, in Wayland, MA.  Sandy Burr is one of New England ’s top-rated public golf courses.  With your help, we can raise a record charitable donation, plus provide you with a fun-filled day of terrific golf, delicious food, and exciting gifts and raffle prizes.

Expect to be wowed! The event is simply not to be missed! Take a well-needed day off for great food, fun and fellowship, and help deserving children and charities in the process. We look forward to seeing you there!

Last year’s tournament raised over $90,000! 100% of which was donated to children’s organizations. Some include the Children’s Hospital Blood Donor Center and Crossroads for Kids. The LPM Charitable Foundation does not keep one cent for tournament meals or administrative expenses.

This event has become so popular that every year we are forced to turn away many who want to play. Since we are unable to include all of those who ask to play, we have instituted a policy that sponsors will take priority. Once we have included all the sponsors who wish to play, we will attempt to fit in additional players on a first registered, first to play policy. 

We are now accepting sponsorships only. 
For more information go to:
Official golf tournament site:
Pay sponsorship online here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

May Service Excellence Award Winner!

Congratulations to our May Service Excellence Award Winner
Andrew Tammaro from our Café in Natick.  Andrew consistently displays excellent customer service, has a great attitude, is a team player, and goes the extra mile to make sure that everyone get's the epicurean experience!
Pictured with Andrew is General Manager Tina Miller!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Epicurean Feast helps make a great workplace!

'It was like coming back to a different company' By Kay Phillip, Executive Assistant

'It was like coming back to a different company'  By Kay Phillip, Executive Assistant  Before returning to BCBSRI two years ago, having been away for about 15 years, I thought of "diversity in the workplace" as something for select groups of people. Honestly, I wasn't sure what I thought diversity in the workplace meant. I didn't think about diversity as being inclusive, as something that pertained to all associates. 

I am Third Order Franciscan, and as such, I wear a Tau Cross with a Corpus. I thought that I wouldn't be able to wear my Tau Cross when I returned to BCBSRI. (It wouldn't have been an easy thing to do 15 years ago.) To my delightful surprise, however, my new boss Jack Emerson told me that of course I may wear my Tau Cross. Jack told me that this is a company that embraces diversity. That's when I started seeing diversity in a whole new way. To me, "diversity in the workplace"; now meant change, difference, variation, dissimilarity—and it definitely includes all associates. That was truly a WOW! moment for me.

During my first week as a new hire, I met Brooke Havens at a Wellness Clinic. She was seeking applicants for BlueAngel Representatives. I applied right away. As a BlueAngel Rep and volunteer, I witnessed over and over BCBSRI not only embracing the differences of its associates, but encouraging associates to use all of their talents and differences to help one another and to assist our customers in every way possible.  In my view, this is one of the greatest places to work: Wellness Clinics; eight hours paid time for volunteering; a wonderful Café that serves healthy, good food and also uses and sells fresh food from local vendors; vendor days that help our local vendors, Employees' Scholarship Foundation . . . I could go on and on.

All of these things are here because our company encourages differing views, welcomes suggestions, and takes action when a beneficial program is presented.  When I heard about the Diversity Business Council, I just had to join so I could help spread the diversity message throughout BCBSRI and into the community. I'm new in this mission, but we have some veterans who have been serving in many ways for years. I'm very proud to work for a company that embraces our differences. I see, as we all do, an incredible amount of talent in this company; and embracing diversity creates a safe and welcoming working environment. This, in turn, leads to associates "being not afraid" (a quote Bill Wray often uses) to share their talents, ideas, and suggestions.  As someone who was away for 15 years, it was like coming back to a different company, and yet, the best of the old ways are still here, too. That's what's so rewarding about being part of a diverse organization! 

What does diversity mean to you?  April is Celebrate Diversity Month, a new national observance to help increase understanding of the cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences of people everywhere. The month's main goal is to open dialogues that foster an appreciation of the differences that separate us, as well as the similarities that unite us. That's why we're asking you to share your thoughts on the following:  What does diversity and inclusion mean to you?  How does embracing diversity and inclusion benefit our company?  Please send your responses and we'll publish them on InsideBlue throughout April in honor of Celebrate Diversity Month.
- From InsideBlue Celebrate Diversity Month

Congratulations to Chef Mike Mooney and his entire staff for doing such a great time serving Blue Cross!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

January Customer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Dee Walsh for winning this month's Customer Service Award for excellent service. She has been an employee of Epicurean Feast for over twenty years and does a wonderful job.  We are pleased to recognize Dee for her fine performance.  Enjoy your paid day off Dee – and thanks for doing such a great job making our customers happy!
General Manager Peter Wesley and Customer Service Award Winner Dee Walsh

Monday, January 3, 2011

December's Customer Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Bonnie Neal for winning this month's Customer Service Award for excellent service.
She has been our customer service cashier at Teva Pharmaceuticals for six years.  She consistently gives our guests great customer service and always with a smile.  We are pleased to recognize Bonnie for her fine performance and glad to have her on our Team.  Enjoy your day off Bonnie – it’s well deserved! 
Photo from left to right: Paul Rennie, Anna Basilio–our General Manager at Teva,
Steve Miller and Bonnie Neal.