Joie Schoonover Joins Rippe Associates

Rippe Associates Hires Foodservice Management Consultant

Minneapolis, MN, December 9, 2015– Rippe Associates ( announced today that Joie schoonover_joie_website2Schoonover has joined the firm to enhance its foodservice consulting services with operational management advisory services.

Schoonover brings over 30 years of experience, with the past seven years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there she was instrumental in realizing efficiencies by changing from traditional serving lines to marketplace dining and in the process streamlined procurement, food management systems, and staffing structures which increased student satisfaction and lowered food cost by 12% over six years. Schoonover earned her BS in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management from Purdue University and is active in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) where she has served on regional councils and national committees.

“Our design customers frequently ask if we also offer management consulting services. So when Joie was looking for a new challenge, it seemed like a perfect time to put her wealth of experience and industry knowledge to work and to integrate management consulting with our design services.”      – Steve Carlson, President of Rippe Associates

As an advisory consultant, Schoonover will build on Rippe’s successful foodservice consulting and design practice by providing and implementing operational solutions to clients throughout the country.

“I’m looking forward to taking my years of experience and operational success in higher education and helping others achieve similar results. Being able to do that with a firm so well respected in the industry is a bonus.”         – Joie Schoonover

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