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August 4th, 2014: Fired Up in the Kitchen!

On August 4th, American chef Gian Carlo Reinardy officially joined our Donkey team as our new Head Chef.

For the past 16 years, he has been working in the restaurant industry where he has been a Head Chef in restaurant management for the last nine years. We are absolutely thrilled to have his years of experience as a chef, and his tremendous passion for all things delicious make its way into our kitchen.

Chef Gian Carlo first became involved when he volunteered at Donkey Bakery supporting the canteen staff for several weeks where he felt like it was a very unique, gratifying opportunity to combine his experiences as a chef and his love for volunteering. He chose to come back to Donkey Bakery because of our vision and mission statement as a socially responsible company, and the fact that he really enjoyed working with the Donkey team!

Here is what chef Gian Carlo had to say about what he will bring to Donkey Bakery:

“What I am most excited about bringing to Donkey Bakery is my experience in modern restaurant procedures and frameworks. I have been working in restaurants for the majority of my life and have focused on guiding restaurants during their largest growth periods. So, the expansions in Donkey Bakery’s plans are very much what I specialize in.  I will be excited to work with all the many positive assets of Donkey while introducing more modernized and systemized procedures, and educating the work force on the policies for sustainable restaurant success and safety.”

And here at Donkey, we believe that a great culinary chef is someone who is a great cook — and someone who’s creative. This is why we are also thrilled to announce a whole new Cafe menu helmed under Head Chef Gian Carlo, where his combination of experience, creativity, and delicious flavor profiles will fire up our kitchen.

We can’t wait to share our exciting, new menu with you, so stay tuned!