Patricia Jimenez has been promoted to director of national contracts at Fresh Concepts Inc., Murrieta, Calif.
Jimenez, who joined the company in 2014, previously was national contract manager. In her new role, Jimenez is responsible for developing and maintaining grower-shipper contracts on behalf of foodservice clients, according to Christopher Rheault, vice president of operations at Fresh Concepts.
In the past, she gained foodservice expertise with the Catalina Restaurant Group, and moved to purchasing for Juice Harvest and was a purchasing manager with a Southern California produce distributor before joining Fresh Concepts.
“Patricia has done a tremendous job establishing relationships with our grower-shipper partners over the past four years and has improved our programs in regards to food safety, quality, price, and freight considerations,” Rheault said.