The dish on Chelan Fresh employees and their favorite recipes

Janette Meneses

Each month we feature one of our Chelan Fresh employees and get the scoop on their favorite recipe from our Chelan Fresh website.

This month we sat down with Janette Menses from our Chelan Fresh Export department.

Janette grew up in the small town of Chelan, Washington and was determined to get herself onto bigger and better things. She earned a Finance degree from Eastern Washington University with a minor in Economics so watch out world, she will be on point to help right the ship after this COVID-19 period is over. Following graduation, she came back to Chelan and found her new home in the Export department at Chelan Fresh. She currently helps assist with all of the Mexico, South and Central America accounts and vaults into some Chinese Export markets during cherry season. She is super sharp when it comes to the varying requirements for each country which is invaluable to her fellow export team members. Janette recently learned what it meant to be an “essential worker” in times of crisis. She is proud to be on the front lines answering the phones, taking orders, coordinating with shippers and truck drivers so that consumers can continue to have access to a steady and safe food supply.    

When Janette is not at work, she loves to be at the gym working off the occasional stress that comes from spending time too much time with her co-workers Gustavo and Mario. Gym time during COVID-19 has changed, so her gym membership is on hold while she logs some hours at the local track. She also loves bonfires with friends and family; and learning more about the wine industry in the Chelan Valley (that is Gen X speak for “wine tasting”.) And if you need help finding the best baked goods east of the Cascades, Janette keeps a mental list of all of her favorite spots for baked goods, especially cinnamon rolls. Her all-time favorite cinnamon rolls can be found at Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery and Sweet River Bakery.

Janette continues to hone her cooking skills, but one of her favorite recipes is the KORU® Apple Pecan Chicken Salad because it is so easy and a healthy option that can be ready in a few short minutes. Click here to access this easy and delicious recipe.