John Bashant began his food career by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nutrition science, and quickly fell in love with the business of food — in particular, the food startup world. He entered the fast-paced space of healthy school food delivery in Manhattan, NY, as a nutrition compliance specialist. John rose in the ranks over his tenure to become the operations and fleet manager as the company approached 100 employees and 22,000 meals delivered per day. He then went on to work with many NYC startups on a contract basis, in order to help them develop systems and streamline processes.
In his time as Operations Manager at The Cook’s Nook, John has applied his experience not only in operations, but in customer service, facilities management, and food safety. He ensures that fledgling businesses of varying experience have the tools they need to succeed and to grow into known brands both in Austin and beyond. If it’s happening on site at The Cook’s Nook, John has a hand in keeping it running smoothly.