Dave Nawrocki, Chef
He chose to work at Spoons because it is located in beautiful Fort Collins, CO. He started in the foodservice industry in 1973 at a corner bakery, moved into fast food diner style restaurants, then on to high end country clubs, resorts and hotels. He is very grateful for all the wonderful experiences of living and chefing in Durango CO, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, Napa Valley and Monterey California.
When he is not at work he can be found enjoying bike rides on the many bike paths around town, swimming in the Poudre river on hot days, and camping up the Poudre Canyon.
Tonya Solley, General Manager
Meet Tonya! She is one of our General Managers and has been with us for a little over 3 years. Her favorite menu item is the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich. Tonya’s favorite thing about working for Spoons is the sense of community we stand for and building relationships with fellow co-workers. She has 15 years of restaurant experience along with 10 years of leadership experience. She has a passion for helping others grow in our industry. Tonya is from Denver but has lived in the Loveland area for most of her life. When she’s not at work you can catch her spending time her husband and animals.
Haley Bushee, Store Manager
Haley has been a part of the Spoons family since July of 2019. She loves how involved Spoons is with collaborative culinary community in Fort Collins, and is passionate about sourcing local products. The creativity and uniqueness is what drew Haley to Spoons, but her love for serving and building relationships with her regulars is what continues to motivate her. Haley’s favorite menu item is the Tuna Melt with chipotle mayo. When Haley isn’t at work, she loves to be out hiking, rollerblading, or camping.
Hannah Kennedy, Store Manager
Hannah has been working at Spoons for a year now and she has 11 years in the food and customer service industry. She loves the local options that Spoons has to offer and the great relationships we get to have with our coworkers and community. She chose Spoons because it was a small local business that could offer more than corporations. She is passionate about cooking, kayaking, and being outdoors. Her favorite menu item is the Buffalo Chicken Wrap.
Ashley Hart, Shift Lead
Ashley has been with Spoons since June 2016. When she isn’t working, she can be found exploring one of the trails around Fort Collins, drawing, or reading a book with a cat in her lap. Ashley’s favorite items on the menu are the Beef Melt sandwich and our White Chicken chili soup.
Gabby Mainelli, Store Manager
Gabrielle has been working at Spoons since January of 2019, with her food & customer service experience going back to 2015. Her favorite menu item is our Minnesota chicken Wild Rice Soup paired with our Apple Poppyseed salad. She has recently moved to Fort Collins and has quickly come to love everything about our community.
Liz Bounds, Shift Lead
Liz has been working at Spoons since January, 2021. She is from Nowthen, Minnesota which is about 45 minutes from Minneapolis. In her free time, Liz loves to hike, hang out with friends, and go for scenic drives. Liz has two adorable cats named Arthur and George. Her favorite item on the menu is our Strawberry Harvest Salad!
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Max Kilzer, Store Manager
Max has been working at Spoons for over 2.5 years. His favorite thing on our menu are any of the chili soups, they’re all so good! Something he loves about Spoons is the community involvement, like how active we are with the Food Bank for Larimer County and all the donations we make. This is his first job in food service but he enjoys it. When he’s not at work, you can find Max hanging out with his friends.
Alec Quintana, Floating Leader
Alec has been working at Spoons for about 3 years. He loves Fort Collins and was born and raised here. Outside of work you’ll find him going to “church” which is going to Edora Park every Sunday morning and playing disc gold with great friends and having a good time.