Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into students and families' hands, is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Priebe as its new sourcing manager.
Priebe joins Brighter Bites with years of produce sourcing experience, most recently working at Imperfect Foods as the produce merchandising and category manager. In her new role, Priebe will work closely with produce suppliers and distributors from across the country to ensure Brighter Bites families receive the most nutritious fresh food available.
"I look forward to growing Brighter Bites partnerships in the produce industry so the organization can continue distributing the best fruits and vegetables to our families,” said Priebe. “By expanding these partnerships and reaching even more families, we can help create the next generation of fresh produce consumers.”
Priebe earned her undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Soon after, she attended the L'Art de la Pâtisserie program at the French Pastry School in Chicago and spent six years baking bread, pastry and desserts throughout the Midwest, eventually becoming head pastry chef at Sardine in Madison, WI for two years.
Though she no longer cooks professionally, Priebe has continued to strengthen her knowledge of food as a sale and purchasing manager for local food distributors. For the past eight years, she’s connected customers with quality produce the Midwest. Most recently, she helped launch Imperfect Foods in the Midwest, where she was responsible for sourcing perfectly imperfect fruits and vegetables from across the country.
"Amy's years of experience in the produce supply space will serve as a tremendous asset to Brighter Bites as we continue to make connections within the produce industry, serve families in our existing cities, and expand to additional cities throughout the country,” said Rich Dachman, CEO of Brighter Bites. “Brighter Bites is thrilled to have her expertise and enthusiasm as part of the team."