Welcome to the Preferred Team!

March 3, 2023

๐‘ณ๐’†๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’–๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’, ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐‘บ๐’š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’“๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“!
Karen has spent the last ten years working in the Nursing Home industry and is ready to take her knowledge and experience into foodservice. She loves kitchen equipment and gadgets, finds a lot of joy in food, and is super excited to learn more about commercial kitchens. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿคฉ
When Karen was young, she dreamt about being a mom of her own soccer team, and although she did not raise 12 World Cup winners, you can now catch her reading, cross-stitching, and fawning over her new grandbaby.
On a ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• cool but sunny day you can find Karen out for a jog, or walking with her dogs, Woody and Stinky Pete. Weโ€™re pretty sure that Toby, her African Grey Parrot, keeps her hands (shoulders and back) busy all other times of the year. ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฉ
One of Karenโ€™s greatest joys in life is witnessing her family and friends enjoy new experiences and success, because as Dolly Parton put it: โ€œIf you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.โ€
๐’๐š๐ฒ ๐‡๐„๐‹๐‹๐Ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฒ ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง, ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐š๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ.
Kathy has spent over 40 years in healthcare management and is excited to carry that customer care experience to Preferred Marketing Group. Outside of her love for the foodservice industry, she also believes in what we do as a team, our direction, and our core values! ๐Ÿ’ฏโœจ
Although Kathy loves calm activities, like sewing, gardening, and avoiding listening to death metal, sheโ€™s sure got a wild side! ๐Ÿคช๐ŸŽข You can even find her muddinโ€™ if you catch her when sheโ€™s in Texas ๐Ÿค 
When itโ€™s her time to relax, she loves to be surrounded by her two maltipoos โ€“ Ziggy and Dolly, who are โ€œtwo of the best 6lb snuggle buds ever.โ€ Look out for their cute fuzzy faces on our next installment of Preferred Pets ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ
One of the best things about Kathy is that she approaches everything she does with great passion because โ€œYour true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than what you take in payment.โ€
๐‹๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐žย Bryce Roczey, ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ž๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š!
Bryce has been in the foodservice industry for a couple of years, working in various restaurants and bars, and fully admits heโ€™s known he would end up in this line of work since he was in diapers. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘ถ
One of his favorite things about the restaurant business is the constant technological advancements that equipment companies are introducing to make running a kitchen faster and more efficient. He is especially fascinated by robotics making it into foodsevice, and is happy to be at the forefront of this enormous change. Quite a long journey from his childhood dream of giving out free samples at Costco (and eating most of them in the process.) ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿค๐Ÿ—
Bryceโ€™s hobbies hugely depend on the day, time, and season we are currently in, but he is a very busy guy! Whether he is at the basketball court, snowboarding, mountain biking, or painting โ€“ heโ€™s having a blast wherever he goes, especially if he is surrounded by his pups, Lucy and Bugsy. ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฉ
๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ค๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ 25๐˜ต๐˜ฉ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ž โœจ
To quote William Shakespeare, โ€œ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ.โ€
๐’๐š๐ฒ ๐‡๐„๐‹๐‹๐Ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐‰๐ข๐ฆ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ, ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐‹๐š๐ฌ ๐•๐ž๐ ๐š๐ฌ, ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐๐š! Jim has been in the industry for nearly 30 years, working mainly in restaurant kitchens, until one day, he realized he had done everything there was to do in his field. So he hung up his apron and joined the dark side of the foodservice industry โ€“ Equipment and Culinary solutions. ๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ
When Jim was a youngling, he wanted to be a police officer, but as he got older and joined the Army, his dreams changed, he went to college for culinary arts and set himself on this arguably more fun path.
On a clear and hopeful spring afternoon you can catch Jim outside with his dog Nugget walking around or playing disk golf on top of some hill he hiked up to, presumably. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Although reading might not be Jimโ€™s favorite activity, everything changes if itโ€™s a comic book. Walking Dead, anything sci-fi, or Superman-related will definitely tickle his fancy! Catch him at Comicon for a bonus handshake.
โ€œ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ง๐˜งโ€ is Jimโ€™s motto, and it sounds like heโ€™ll be a great addition to the team! ๐’๐š๐ฒ ๐š ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐‰๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ@๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ