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Employee Spotlight: John Bashant

As Red Rabbit's in house nutrition  compliance coordinator, John  knows a thing or two about spoodles. AS RED RABBIT'S IN HOUSE NUTRITION COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR, JOHN KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT SPOODLES.

Describe your role(s) at Red Rabbit.

My first role was as nutrition compliance and accounts coordinator. In this dual-role, I was lucky enough to speak directly with parents and schools, while sharpening my skills in nutrition and gaining insight into the ins and outs of government reimbursement programs.

Now, I handle facilities operation and nutrition compliance. Largely, I ensure that our physical location is running smoothly and that our meals comply with government guidelines for our partners that are reimbursed through programs such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP.)

Tell us about your journey to Red Rabbit.

My educational background ranges from automotive to nutrition science. While working in the automotive field, I became dissatisfied with my contribution to the world and sought to be a part of something pushing to improve the health of the public. I returned to school to fulfill a lifelong interest in health and nutrition, while planning out the best path to effect positive change. To me, Red Rabbit is the quintessential innovative young company working to make a difference. What drew me in is the creativity, flexibility, and forward thinking of the company and its employees.

What are your favorite parts of your job?

Every day I get to come to work and solve problems with an impressive group of people. We're going against the grain of how food is served to kids in schools, and that's awesome. There's a pioneering spirit that pervades the thinking here, and that's my favorite part of the job. We're doing something different (but it's not easy).

What's your favorite Red Rabbit dish?

Our fresh Baked Biscuits are great. I love the Whole Wheat Biscuits with Apple Butter.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to work with my hands, so anything that allows me to create or repair something. I'm currently building a coffee table out of pallet wood.

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