Melissa Wagner

Equipment Specialist

Bachelor of Science, Management: College of St. Benedict
St. Joseph, Minnesota

AAOS- Culianry Arts, Western Culinary Institute
Portland, Oregon

ServSafe Certified
Melissa is a highly skilled professional in restaurant management with a successful track record in high-volume catering, marketing, and food development. Her leadership skills have consistently resulted in increased sales and customer counts while maintaining low food cost and labor percentages. Now stepping into her role at Rippe Associates, Melissa brings her extensive experience and expertise to the table.

Before joining the Rippe team, Melissa managed daily lunches for 600 people, maintained a respectable food and labor budget, and ensured compliance with all State and County Health Department codes. Melissa’s exceptional talent for menu development, managing teams, coordinating catering deliveries, and cultivating customer relationships make her an invaluable asset to Rippe Associates. She will provide strategic advice and guidance on equipment to help optimize our clients’ foodservice operations. Melissa’s ServSafe certification and background in Culinary Arts and Management further solidify her standing as a trusted advisor in the industry.