Meet the FoodE Expert: Joan Donatelle
What is your background?
I have a college degree in Fine Art and Education, but I have spent almost my entire career working in the food and beverage industry. Previously I owned three gourmet delis and three restaurants with my husband.
What do you love most about being a FoodE Expert?
One of the things I love most about being a FoodE Expert is finding solutions for our guests – whether it’s a food substitution, nutritional information, an old recipe or a new one! I also enjoy teaching our guests about our new products. In my role as a FoodE Expert, I get to learn new things every day and I really appreciate that!
What new things do you hope to bring to Lunds & Byerlys?
I always try to stay current on food trends. Staying on top of trends means that there will always be new techniques and new flavors to share with our customers. Currently I am learning more about air fryers!
What is your favorite meal/snack solutions?
My favorite meal is an easy one pot pasta meal – especially if it includes seafood. My go-to snack is anything with an apple!