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DeliOps was a great investment. So great I have been here twice! There is so much information that once is almost not enough to absorb it all. There is so much to learn and it was very engaging. 

Andrew Stachura, Prepared Foods Manager

Lexington Co-op, Buffalo, NY

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As a store manager this gave me a lot of creative ideas and great insight into what happens behind the scenes, and how to better help my managers.

Nick Brown, Store Manager

Lexington Co-op, Buffalo, NY

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DeliOps taught me a lot I didn’t know, gave me great ideas, and will be a great reference point. We laughed and learned, and I now know things I need to focus on to grow my department.

Kanesha Wallace, Deli Manager

Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin, TX

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Was very well put together and organzied. I appreciate the time, content, and the entire culture of the seminar. I feel very well prepared to bring back what I've learned to my department. 

Ricketta Wallace, Bakehouse Manager

Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin, TX

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It was worth every penny. I was on the edge of my seat. The presenters were extremely knowledgable and effective at sharing content. And I love how Allen tells stories and anecdotes.

Carla Gerner, Kitchen Manager

Natural Grocery Company, El Cerrito, CA

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DeliOps helps you understand and improve your foodservice knowledge and operation. It has given me the tools to ultimately run a successful and efficient business.

James Galera, Fresh Operations Manager

Davis Food Co-op, Davis, CA

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DeliOps was a good investment and I'm bringing new ideas back to my store. I enjoyed myself and learned a lot.

Alishia Caston, Deli Manager

Davis Food Co-op, Davis, CA

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I'm from a store that has obviously seen a return on their investment from the processes and strategies discussed at DeliOps. Everybody was super approachable and overflowing with industrial knowledge. You guys are great and I look forward to keeping in touch for years to come.

Jared Capellari, Executive Chef

BriarPatch Food Co-op, Grass Valley, CA

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The content seemed well prepared and flowed well. I loved all of the anecdotal stories, and how each segment had an interactive component. It was a great opportunity to create alignment and priorities with my team. I would love to send at least two people per year to build their knowledge and recognize merit.

Tanya Carney, Store Director

Wheatsville Food Co-op, Austin, TX

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DeliOps is good information for those of us looking to drive sales in a very competitive grocery environment. The presenters spoke with full knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for growth. I was at DeliOps 5 years ago and liked this as a refresher course.

Lisa Kollodge, Deli Operations Manager

Lakewinds Food Co-op, Minnetonka, MN


DeliOps gives you the tools you need to grow and build an effective production kitchen. This is a wonderful thing you’re teaching people and the systems are amazing. I don’t know how we ever ran our kitchen without them.

Deziree Ferrin, Kitchen Manager

BriarPatch Food Co-op, Grass Valley, CA


I attended DeliOps a year ago and came back with tools, plans and valuable ideas for restructuring into a positive, well-balanced and successful operation. Since then we’ve made many changes and improvements which have grown our sales 20 percent and improved margin by 10 points.

Noah Argeanas, Deli Team Leader

La Montañita Food Co-op, Albuquerque, NM


DeliOps is incredible -- the Master's Class on prepared foods systems, the state of the industry and real world practices. The content was invaluable and speaks to staff on the whole spectrum of experience, from a new supervisor to a veteran general manager. I've run prepared foods departments in large co-ops as well as Fortune 50 companies for 22 years. The ROI on this training will be paid back in months, not years.

Toby Massey, Former Cooperative Retail Officer

La Montañita Food Co-op, Albuquerque, NM

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This was the best presented, most cohesive and informative seminar I've ever attended. The information was correlated beautifully and delivered enthusiastically. Your forms are going to save me so much work. I never give all 5’s but you’ve earned it.

Polly Collins, Deli Manager

Belfast Co-op, Belfast, ME


DeliOps presented a complete and cohesive approach to running my deli. This seminar gave me fully workable systems, insight into management strategies, and a profound sense of unlimited potential.

Chris Maher, General Manager

BriarPatch Food Co-op, Grass Valley, CA


A great training. Lots of great information, with tools to set up your operation for strategic growth. Allen did a good job of keeping things flowing. I learned a lot and plan to send my staff in the future.

Ray Williams, Store Manager

Seward Co-op, Minneapolis, MN

Super inspiring to see new ideas and ways to grow sales and revamp programs within a co-op deli. I love having the collaborative time here with my store colleague. Good Earth is top of line and so inspiring!

Cassie Moser, Deli Manager

Seward Co-op, Minneapolis, MN


DeliOps is great for content, and for real life examples and networking. Being new to retail and delis, but not to foodservice, I'm amazed at how much there is to learn. Thanks for closing the gap.

Peter Maccaroni, Deli Manager

Seward Co-op, Minneapolis, MN


This seminar opened my eyes to many new systems, ideas and concepts. Tons of helpful info and perspective. Great for improving operations. Hearing from a seasoned pro was really empowering.

Toni Maestas, Deli Manager

River Valley Market, Northampton, MA


The content and forms are great, having tools to implement is fantastic and knowing the content is available online is assuring. I appreciated the mix of presenters, and their great dynamic.

Prasanna Regmi, Former General Manager

Davis Food Co-op, Davis, CA

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This seminar provided exactly what I needed -- training, perspective, peer connection, direction and resources. I now have a better grasp on our strengths and areas that need improvement. Getting coaching from experts in our field in an interactive environment surrounded by our peers is invaluable!

Ricky Castaneda, Deli Manager

Palace Market, Pt. Reyes Station, CA


Everything was exactly what I was hoping and more. It will make me a better, more successful manager. Thanks for all the hard work and info, it was really a pleasure.

Chris Opalenik, Deli Team Leader

Franklin Community Co-op, Greenfield, MA


Thought-provoking, interesting and very empowering. Really helped me wrap my head around systems we work with. It was all really great. I could do this for 2 more days.

Rob Lizotte, Asst. Kitchen Manager

Franklin Community Co-op, Greenfield, MA


I cannot imagine a faster and more enjoyable way to become oriented to the world of deli operations. I'm leaving feeling inspired and confident about supporting my deli crew!

Kerry Morsek, Store Manager

Moscow Food Co-op, Moscow, ID


DeliOps was very well done and I highly recommend it to peer professionals. The sessions kept my attention and it helped me focus and organize my goals for the next two years.

Jim Watkins, Foodservice Manager

Central Co-op, Seattle, WA


So much absolutely vital information. A lot of great content to increase margin and sales. I have ideas that will easily pay for [the seminar]. Presentations were very organized -- well presented, distilled nicely, and relevant to all scales of operations.

Adam Vickerman, Deli Manager

Seward Community Co-op, Minneapolis, MN


Great! 5 stars! A good mixture of hard-core to the point and upbeat comic fun! Great content -- perfect for our store -- and lots of tools to take back to the co-op.

Josh Musselwhite, Deli Manager

Hendersonville Co-op, Hendersonville, NC

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