Confessions of Cavin Sullivan

Cavin Sullivan confesses his love of strip steaks and Great Lakes beer.
Cavin Sullivan, general manager for Metz Culinary Management at The J.M. Smucker Co., in Orrville, Ohio, wishes he were taller, loves a good steak with fresh-cut fries and swears by Great Lakes beer.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

That I have the tools available to me to be successful.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

The commute. I have a bit of a drive, and the worst part is definitely getting up at 4:30 every morning.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Growing our business more than 100% in six years.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

Art.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

To be athletic.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would like to be taller.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

Losing loved ones.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

My dad.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

A strip steak with fresh-cut fries.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Great Lakes beer.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

Fries on salads or in sandwiches.

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Pig’s feet.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

So called “healthy snacks” that aren’t really healthy.

Q. Read the book or see the movie?

See the movie.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Evening.

Q. What are your words to live by?

Take care of the people who take care of you.

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