Published 11.03.22

Cintas and Chef Works Recognize “Win the Kitchen” Contest Finalists

15 Cintas Uniform Sales Representatives from across the U.S. and Canada qualified for grand-prize event
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    • Chef Works
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    • Uniforms & Work Apparel

CINCINNATI – Fifteen outstanding Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) employee-partners were recently named finalists for Cintas and Chef Works’ Win the Kitchen contest, qualifying for the chance to win a kitchen upgrade or an international culinary experience.  

The 15 top-performing Uniforms Sales Representatives were finalists in a six-month campaign promoting Cintas’ exclusive Chef Works rental culinary workwear line. They participated in a two-day trip to visit Cintas’ corporate headquarters in Mason, Ohio, where they met with company leaders and were recognized for their success in the campaign.

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The campaign culminated in a grand-prize ceremony where the winner of the contest, Nashville’s Gabriel Reyes, won a $20,000 once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience in Italy. Second-place winner Timothy Hoerner, from Buffalo, New York, won a $10,000 kitchen makeover, and third-place winner Jack Panagos of Jersey City, New Jersey, won $5,000 towards a culinary trip.

Cintas and Chef Works congratulate the finalists, hailing from across the United States and Canada:

  • Theresa Ballew, Spring, Texas
  • Ricardo Castro, Aslip, Ill.
  • Nicholas D’Angelo, Odenton, Md.
  • Tyler Dolesh, Columbus, Ohio
  • Ryan Garfield, Rohnert Park, Calif.
  • Abigail Gomez, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Timothy Hoerner, Buffalo, N.Y.– second place winner
  • Michelle Horbatuck, Kinnelon, N.J.
  • Matthew Linsalata, Farmingville, N.Y.
  • Jack Panagos, Jersey City, N.J.– third place winner
  • Gabriel Reyes, Nashville, Tenn. – grand prize winner
  • James Roll, West Seneca, N.Y.
  • Matthew Santurri, Uxbridge, Mass.
  • Jessica Singh, Squamish, British Columbia
  • Leosdan Vazquez, Miami, Fla.

“Our employee-partners’ commitment to our customers, combined with our unmatched service and our unique product offering and exclusive collections from partnerships with sought-after brands like Chef Works, is the foundation of Cintas’ success,” said Josh Hazen, Cintas Senior Vice President of Rental Field Sales. “These 15 employee-partners demonstrated tremendous success in helping educate our customers about Chef Works and the value it delivers its wearers. We’re so proud to partner with Chef Works to recognize our fantastic employee-partners for their performance and efforts through this campaign.”

About the Win the Kitchen Contest

Each Uniform Sales employee-partner in the United States and Canada had the opportunity to participate in the Win the Kitchen campaign, qualifying for hundreds of prizes over six months. The 15 top-performing finalists qualified for the grand prize, including the chance to win either a $20,000 kitchen upgrade or an international culinary experience trip.

Finalists were flown into the Cincinnati area on Wednesday, October 26, for the two-day, grand-prize event, which included dinner with Cintas executives at Jeff Ruby’s award-winning Carlo & Johnny, a Q&A with both Cintas and Chef Works executives, a tour of Cintas’ corporate headquarters, and a ceremony to announce the contest winners.

About Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, towels, restroom supplies, workplace water services, first aid and safety products, eye-wash stations, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Chef Works

Chef Works is not a normal, routine uniform manufacturer. With beginnings that date back to the 1960s, Chef Works been an industry leader in the design, development, and management of uniform and culinary apparel programs across the globe.

The company’s mission is to provide their clients with new, innovative, high-quality products at competitive prices, along with the tools they need to manage any uniform program – no matter the size.

Chef Works is dedicated to delivering solutions that fit a business and its specific uniform needs, conforming to what customers need, not the other way around.

They understand how important uniform compliancy plays into customer brand perception, and the committed to delivering consistent quality, service, value, and style to all customers and partners.