Connie began her foodservice career as a registered dietitian in healthcare. She earned a culinary degree, cooking in Chicago restaurants and working in product development for a food manufacturer. Connie returned to healthcare, providing culinary support to hospital chefs, and moved into operations, managing multiple corporate accounts. She joined Rippe Associates in 2006, specializing in healthcare, senior living and corporate markets.
Extensive experience gives Connie a connection to foodservice operators’ perspectives and challenges. Her designs result in easily managed facilities that deliver appealing menu options in attractive surroundings. Connie’s goal is to collaborate with clients, understand their vision, help them evaluate design options and deliver the optimal solution.