Rich Wolowski

President & CEO, Gordon Food Service
“I grew up in a large family in rural Pennsylvania and experienced the joy of working on the family farm with all my siblings at a very young age. I learned to perform every responsibility on the farm during my adolescent years and my very first real job was making fruit baskets. While farm work was hard, and not always my favorite chore—especially on hot summer days—I can see now how formative those years were in building a strong work ethic in me and my siblings as we worked together to reap the benefits of planting a variety of vegetables and other produce. This time in my life was truly impactful and one of my best life experiences.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”