Welcome to ZeroCater’s Culture Club where you’ll meet the rock-stars who are behind the scenes of our daily operations making sure our customers have delicious office meals and snacks, each and every time.
“Allyn is a tour de force in the office, known to all as Mama Snacks. She has put a tremendous amount of work and made a huge impact on what our Snacks program is today. She pushes me and the rest of the team to be intentional and thoughtful about how our program grows. Thanks for all that you do Allyn!” – Abby Stott, Client Success Manager
- Allyn Neal
- Senior Food Curation Analyst, Snacks Lead
- Austin, TX
Tell us about your current role and what you do?
I work with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area to curate their office snacks program. We analyze trends and consumption to create a one of a kind snacks program entirely customized for each client. Additionally, I work closely with the Sales team to quote potential clients and set everyone up for success during their on-boarding.
What is the best part of your role at ZeroCater?
I have a passion for numbers and data. Anything and everything has a trend, and I love spending my day creating a customized experience based on numbers for the clients!
How have you grown in your career since joining ZeroCater?
I love working with, and for, people. My confidence in my leadership skills has skyrocketed since joining ZeroCater. I trust my instincts and my ability to lead others successfully.
What is your motto or personal mantra when it comes to your career?
We don’t grow when things are easy.
Why did you decide to join ZeroCater?
I have a love of people. I loved the idea of this unique way to connect with clients and I really liked the culture of ZeroCater as a company.
What has been your most memorable moment at ZeroCater?
Originally working with catered meals, one of my favorite tasks was creating a Christmas in July meal. The effort and time that went into working with my client and our Culinary Partners in order to create a unique experience were incredibly rewarding and FUN!
What is your proudest accomplishment at ZeroCater and Why?
I was the first Food Curation Analyst (FCA) on the Snacks Team. Many of the SOPs, procedures, and new tools started out as meetings I was able to be a part of early on in my role as an FCA. I’m very proud to have influenced the program as much as I have so far!
What advice would you give to someone hoping to join the ZeroCater team?
We are constantly changing and improving. Iteration is key and an open mind to bigger and better things is much needed!
What’s the best way to start your workday?
I always start my workday with a Yerba Mate (Revel Berry) and a to-do list.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself?
- I am a born and raised Austinite.
- I am a HUGE Star Wars fan — I won ZeroCater’s May the 4th, 2018 Costume Contest.
- I worked at Six Flags over summers during college.
What does an ideal Sunday look like for you?
My ideal Sunday is watching Korean dramas in bed with my doggies and going on an evening run…maybe a glass of wine or 2 after dinner.
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Own a bar someday!
Last question, what is your favorite meal you’ve had at ZeroCater?
Apolonia’s Chicken Stroganoff
Want to work alongside Allyn? Check out the latest career opportunities with ZeroCater!
*Allyn did not work at Six Flags over summers during college, she worked at a Pure Barre through college!