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At Palmer's, We're Family

The Palmer Family is proud to be celebrating 100 plus years of incredible employees. Their smiles, hard work, and dedication have made Palmer’s what it is today. We’re proud to work with over 100 employees, many whom have been for generations. Stop by the store and say hello – we’d love to get to know you.

Sharon Ormsbee

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:At the Springdale store, Joey and Al would invite all the ladies to a drink before we left for Christmas. I’d look forward to that time together.

Favorite Palmer’s Product:My favorite product is our Chips and Truffle Dip. Yum!

Favorite Hobbies:Gambling and play with my dog Teddy.

Tony Mica

SPECIALTY FOOD BUYER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:I love the creativity and bringing in new products and watching them prosper. It’s great being able to travel out to California and Chicago for food shows.

Favorite Palmer’s Product:My favorite Palmer’s product is Palmer’s Chips Truffle Dip.

Favorite Hobbies:I play bass guitar in a heavy metal band, Continuum.

Gene Daddona

GROCERY MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:During Christmas, one woman came in and gave me the cookies she baked. Also, the people that work here make it feel like a family and a community together.

Favorite Palmer’s Product:My favorite Palmer’s product is Coffee Cake from the Bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:Skiing, going on Mystic Whaler, and sailing.

Mike Manginelli

PRODUCE MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:My favorite memory of Palmer’s – just after my wife Noemie, had the twins, Palmer’s was kind enough to send us a delicious family meal.

Favorite Palmer’s Product:I love our Pineapples. They’re always sweet. My guilty pleasure is cinnamon rolls.

Favorite Hobbies:Big fan of Marvel, love going to the gym and spending time with my wife and kids.

Dave Walsh

DAIRY MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:It’s probably being nominated by Palmer’s and winning the Dairy Manager of the Year at the Bozzuto’s Excellence Awards.A great experience – proud to work here.

Favorite Hobbies:Cooking, dining out and golf. I like to travel and enjoy Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Orlando theme parks. I have also been to Europe eight times as well as Australia, New Zealand and Morocco.

Marylou WIlliams

CASHIER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:Working with friendly people and customers. I just really enjoy the connection with customers.

Favorite Palmer’s Product:I have a few favorite Palmer’s products. I like our Deli & Bakery. I lovebananas, our coffee cake muffin or orange cranberry muffin.

Favorite Hobbies:I love crafts,music, dancing, bingo and going to the casino.

Angelo Manginelli

PRODUCE CLERK

Favorite Palmer’s Memory:I love when I would juggle lemons or limes for the kids. Also, every morning I’m singing and serenading the customers. Making them smile is my biggest accomplishment.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: My favorite Palmer’s product is theDanishes from the Bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:Playing softball and spending time with my Grandkids.

Tabitha Riccio

BAKERY MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: I love the people. Over time, you get your usual customers and get to know them by name and you know their usual order.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Chicken Apricot Salad from the Deli and Key Lime Pie from the Bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:I like to read and in the summerI love to go to the beach.
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Ismael Cuazitl

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: Being creative with new dishes and menus. Also trying newproducts, ingredients, andlearning about the food culture.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Cindy’s Meatballs. I also love ourAngel Food Cake from the bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:I’m into sports. I played soccer. I enjoy action movies and food shows. I enjoy reading cook books. I am a fanof Gordon Ramsay & Bobby Flay.

Joselyn Panta

SENIOR ACCOUNTING & HR COORDINATOR

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: I love Christmas because of our holiday party, ugly sweater contest and secret santa. It’s so festive and beautiful in the store.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: From our deli, I love the BLT Pasta Salad. I also love our Ham & Cheese Scones from the bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:I love to play soccer with my son.I also really love to go dancing.

Matthew Peacock

ASSISTANT PRODUCE MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: Being creative with new dishes and menus. Also trying newproducts, ingredients, andlearning about the food culture.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Cindy’s Meatballs. I also love ourAngel Food Cake from the bakery.

Favorite Hobbies:I’m into sports. I played soccer. I enjoy action movies and food shows. I enjoy reading cook books. I am a fanof Gordon Ramsay & Bobby Flay.

Melissa Zelaya

DIRECTOR OF SALES & OPERATIONS

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: One of my favorite things is how the staff is like an extended family, we even have a dinner club!

Favorite Palmer’s Product: I love our Chinese Chicken Salad and Ultimate Cornbread.

Favorite Hobbies:I love to go dancing! I also love to host friends and entertaining.I really enjoy visiting Vermont and just relaxing.

Safisha Harris

GIFTWARE/FLORAL MANAGER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: Building my partnership with Sandra, our Assistant Buyer of the Gift Shop. Our job let’s us travel together. I got super lucky to work with her.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Our Carrot Cake! Plus it’s my Dad’s favorite too.

Favorite Hobbies:I really like to travel. I plan to go back to London and Paris. I want to go on a Safari in Tanzania. I love spending time with my nephew.

Lisbeth Ramos

CATERING OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: Building my partnership with Sandra, our Assistant Buyer of the Gift Shop. Our job let’s us travel together. I got super lucky to work with her.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Our Carrot Cake! Plus it’s my Dad’s favorite too.

Favorite Hobbies:I really like to travel. I plan to go back to London and Paris. I want to go on a Safari in Tanzania. I love spending time with my nephew.

Dennis Luchetta

LEAD CASHIER

Favorite Palmer’s Memory: Building my partnership with Sandra, our Assistant Buyer of the Gift Shop. Our job let’s us travel together. I got super lucky to work with her.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Our Carrot Cake! Plus it’s my Dad’s favorite too.

Favorite Hobbies:I really like to travel. I plan to go back to London and Paris. I want to go on a Safari in Tanzania. I love spending time with my nephew.

Aja Hess

BAKERY MANAGER

Favorite Part of the Job: The creativity allowed for the whole team and the passion and appreciation for the tradition behind real artisan scratch baking.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Ham & Cheese Scone for breakfast or even lunch and Smores Pops for a “light” dessert. 

Favorite Hobbies: Baking for fun surprisingly, partaking in the seasonal events and visiting the local farms for u-pick produce with my family.

Sandra Hernandez

GIFTWARE ASSISTANT BUYER

Favorite Part of the Job: The creativity allowed for the whole team and the passion and appreciation for the tradition behind real artisan scratch baking.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Ham & Cheese Scone for breakfast or even lunch and Smores Pops for a “light” dessert. 

Favorite Hobbies: Baking for fun surprisingly, partaking in the seasonal events and visiting the local farms for u-pick produce with my family.

Peter Sparan

PRODUCE MANAGER

Favorite Part of the Job: I truly love the people I work with and the people I work for. I’m always interested in the products we carry and how evolving the industry is and whats trendy.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Our Orange Juice is out of this world! The Heirloom Tomatoes are great.

Favorite Hobbies: I love spending time with my granddaughter. I really enjoy hiking. I’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail and Mt. Washington.

Youma Diarra

SEAFOOD SUPERVISOR

Favorite Part of the Job: The creativity allowed for the whole team and the passion and appreciation for the tradition behind real artisan scratch baking.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Ham & Cheese Scone for breakfast or even lunch and Smores Pops for a “light” dessert. 

Favorite Hobbies: Baking for fun surprisingly, partaking in the seasonal events and visiting the local farms for u-pick produce with my family.

Andrew Szanto

BAKERY CLERK/CASHIER

Favorite Part of the Job: The creativity allowed for the whole team and the passion and appreciation for the tradition behind real artisan scratch baking.

Favorite Palmer’s Product: Ham & Cheese Scone for breakfast or even lunch and Smores Pops for a “light” dessert. 

Favorite Hobbies: Baking for fun surprisingly, partaking in the seasonal events and visiting the local farms for u-pick produce with my family.

Bernardo Garcia

SENIOR PREP COOK

Favorite Part of the Job: I love working with my co-workers. I really appreciate the Palmer’s family as well. I’ll never forget Rocco Palmer’s famous chicken soup!

Favorite Palmer’s Product: I really enjoy our chicken noddle soup. It’s a classic.

Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my friends and my family. Quality time with my daughter is extra special.

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