Meet Mary Locke: Helping Chefs put Nutrition at the Core of their Work

One of the Faces of Nestlé driving a positive impact on individuals & families, communities, and our planet

Mary Locke is a Chef at Nestlé Professional.

Our goal at Nestlé Professional is to support the food service industry: helping our customers to operate more efficiently, sharing products and systems that will improve guest satisfaction and profitability, and delivering food and beverages that address a wide variety of nutrition, health and wellness needs.

As a Chef for Nestlé Professional, my role is working directly with other chefs, whether they be from regional restaurant chains, large healthcare customers, or large hospitals. I help our customers fully integrate nutrition, health, and wellness, as well as food safety into their day-to-day operations. Nutrition and safety should, after all, be at the very core of food service.

We want to operate as efficiently as possible; we have a lot of customers to work with across a broad variety of food service spaces. A lot of my value is the fact that I am a chef — I wear a white coat, and other chefs connect with me, white coat to white coat! Being a chef gives me credibility and helps other chefs relate to me.

My favorite part of the job is making connections with our customers and building long-lasting relationships. In my role, I am helping to support many thriving organizations and hospitals in our own local communities where we operate. I enjoy interacting with our customers peer to peer and helping to support the important role they play in their local economies.

I am also inspired by the increasingly essential role of nutrition in the food service industry. I’ve been in the business for more than 30 years, and nutrition has come a long way. Our customers’ dedication to nutrition and providing exceptional service inspires me every day and makes me proud of the work we do together.

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