PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Kings Super Markets' president and CEO Judy Spires cooked up meal solutions at Kings' flagship store in Short Hills, N.J., one afternoon this month.
Spires and Caitlin Rogers, the 24-unit chain's corporate executive chef, showed customers how to prepare a meal quickly and easily with totally trimmed meats and poultry offered in all Kings' fresh meat departments.
Spires prepared her own recipe for Santa Fe chicken, using Kings salsa and a Balducci's marinade.
Spires and Rogers, answering customers' individual questions, said they enjoyed the interaction, Kings' training director Jessica Gasser told SN last week. Spires and Rogers are part of a team of 21 "Food Masters" recruited earlier from within the company to participate in the chain's multi-event Dining Solutions for the 21st Century/Experience Food program launched in November.
The team, which includes corporate-level officials, department managers, and full-time and part-time associates has so far participated in nearly 70 daily events at Short Hills. More events are scheduled.