Patty’s Pizza Team

James Sarantinos

JAMES SARANTINOS

Vice President

Hi. I’ve been with Patty’s Pizza since 1994. Over the years I’ve seen Patty’s grow from a small boutique supplier of pizza crust to a major competitive force within the industry of pizza and related products. Currently, I direct daily operations working closely with our production team to continually supply the hospitality industry with some of the best pizza products available in the market place today.

Favorite thing about my job:
I get to work with a group of positive people all day long!

Nickname: James, Jim, Pizza guy

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
Recalling Patty delivering her first dough sample for a potential Marriott account, the chef asked her if she had just made it, Pattys asked “how do you know” and the chef said because she was covered in flour. They both had a good laugh and it became our first Marriott wholesale account.

Goals for the years to come: Continual growth

Bridget Baskin

BRIDGET BASKIN

Director of Sales and Culinary Innovation

What do I want to be when I grow up??? That is always the question, right? One day I realized that “I love food and everybody needs to eat” I will be a chef, and always have a job!

With that, the very next day I enrolled into culinary school, spent 12 years working in restaurants and 21 years ago, I met Patty and joined her team.

My job takes me to new places, introduces me to wonderful people and allows me to follow my passion of food, every single day.

When did you start working at Patty’s?: 2001

Favorite thing about my job:
I love working with people and educating them how to serve the best possible pizza

Nickname: I never had one til I started here. I now go by Patty.

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
It was both funny and scary. We were leaving a food show several years ago, carrying large containers down an escalator, when we saw there was a huge back up at the bottom and people were stuck. I thought for sure we would end up in a pile with our containers over the people at the bottom. Luckily, it cleared as soon as we got down. I think we screamed a bit too. Once it was over it was funny.

Goals for the years to come:
Meeting more people and showing them the best pizza available to the food service industry.

Kelsie Munnings Office Manager

KELSIE MUNNINGS

Operations Manager

As a foodie at heart, I never thought I’d be on the other side of the table working in the food industry. Not because I did not find it interesting and fun, but because I thought I’d find myself eating in the kitchen more often than I’d find myself working at my desk. It is safe to say that each of Patty’s pizzas has been accounted for and that I have eaten significantly less amounts of pizza than anticipated. As a whole, it has been an eye-opening experience working and learning the back-end of Food Safety, Food Production, and Operations. I am looking forward to learning more, and as they say, “the world is your oyster;” however, in this case, I’d say, “the world is your pizza.”

Favorite thing about my job:
Getting to work with such a knowledgeable and positive team. We work well with each other and can rely on each other’s strengths in any circumstance.

Nickname: Sometimes, I’m Kels, Patty, or Bridget depending on the day.

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
During a work lunch at a snazzy hotel restaurant, we invented a new version of musical chairs as we moved tables 4x trying to find the perfect dining experience: the best view with moderate sun exposure, and the right temperature. It’s all about getting the right ambiance.

Goals for the years to come:
To uphold our reputable customer service while adding more of Patty’s Pizza on the plates worldwide.

Neslon Arcia Administrative Assistant

NELSON ARCIA

Office Administrative Assistant

With a calm demeanor, I am a collaborative team player and, I’m committed to delivering excellence and exceeding expectations. Quiet by nature, but don’t be fooled—I’ve got jokes as sharp as my skills.

Favorite thing about my job:
The satisfaction of facilitating smooth operations within Patty Pizza whether it’s streamlining processes, or providing invaluable support to my colleagues, each day presents new challenges and opportunities to make a tangible impact.

Nickname: I don’t have one (yet).

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
Patty was teaching us how to toss and make pizzas and wanted me to translate it into Spanish but I was so focused on learning how to make the pizza that I would forget I needed to be the translator.

Goals for the years to come:
To learn more about the pizza and food service industry .

Production

Diego, Simon and Maribel has been working together in supervisory positions overseeing many aspects of operations including production, inventory & quality control and dough management. Their combined 43 years of experience is what has helped make Patty’s Pizza the success it is today.

Simon Ortiz

SIMON ORTIZ

Production Supervisor (AM Shift)

When did you start working at Patty’s?: 1996

Favorite thing about my job:
When I set a goal to finish an order and actually meet the deadline, I feel proud

Nickname: Simee, Toro

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
When I was at a fiesta the night before, I got confused with the days and showed up to work on a Sunday, clocked in, started working and realized nobody else was at work.

Goals for the years to come:
Continue working with Patty, James and everybody at Patty’s Pizza.

Maribel Murillo

MARIBEL MURILLO

Production Supervisor (PM Shift)

When did you start working at Patty’s?: 2002

Favorite thing about my job:
I enjoy working with my team! Also, love the confidence that the company entrusts in me.

Nickname: Maruca

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
Since Patty’s feel like a second home to me, I did a family photo shoot here with myself and my daughters.

Goals for the years to come:
Help the company grow!

Driver Julio Orellena

MARIO ORELLANA

Driver

When did you start working at Patty’s?: 2013

Favorite thing about my job:
I enjoy getting to meet our customers and helping them with their deliveries. I’m happy that my job is an important part of Patty’s Pizza.

Nickname: Julio.

Funniest moment at Patty’s Pizza:
We had a company party at the park a few years ago. I ate so much food that I could not move for the rest of day. The food and drinks were so good that I could not help myself.

Goals for the years to come:
Continue to put smiles on the faces of all the clients I get to meet. I enjoy delivering our products and talking to them.