FAMAVI Food Safety

| Estela S.

Vincent is an experienced food safety expert, trainer, and community liaison with more than 14 years experience working in food safety.  His experience includes working both nationally and internationally. Vincent has been a Bilingual Food Safety Specialist for Columbus Public Health, a Senior Global Account Manager at NSF International, and a Senior Food Safety Manager at The Kroger Company. He is a ServSafe® Certified Instructor/Proctor, a Registered Sanitarian with the State of Ohio, and a registered Environmental Health Specialist with NEHA..

He has realized his true passion is assisting small local restaurant owners to ensure they have proper food safety practices in place.  His desire is to share with them his vast array of knowledge that he has acquired locally, nationally and internationally.

Vincent has degrees from both The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and The Ohio State University.

  • Tell us a little bit about you and your business. 

I have 16+ years’ experience in food safety, 8 of which were as a public health inspector. I had the opportunity to oversee global food safety auditing/inspection programs for several Fortune 500 companies and was instrumental in incorporating a food safety culture within the Columbus, Ohio Spanish speaking community under Mayor Coleman’s New Americans Initiative program. FAMAVI was created in January 2019 with the goal of helping small to medium size foodservice businesses incorporate a food safety culture within their establishment that will not only protect their guests, but the brand that they have worked so hard to develop. My main focus is helping Hispanic owned foodservice establishments and Hispanic foodservice workers.

  • How many years have you been in business?

I have been in business for 1.5 years

  • What motivates you?

Helping the Hispanic community and building an excellent working relationship with clients and their employees.

  • What are some of the challenges you’ve faced in your business? 

Our challenges are usually set by our clients when they let us know their goals and expectations from us. For example, if a client is having difficulty implementing policies that ensure their team follows proper food safety procedures at all times, that becomes our challenge. Changing behavior and overcoming that challenge for our client.

  • What’s an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know

A lot of people do not understand the full scale of services we offer. We are not only limited to food safety classes and audits/inspections. We assist with opening new foodservice operations, food trucks, writing HACCP Plans, Government regulations including acting as a liaison for between our clients and local health departments and marketing and social media.

  • As someone doing business in Columbus, how does the chamber help you? 

Offer advice on a variety of areas from technical assistance to helping create business relationships and partnerships between corporate and public sectors and my business. Many business owners are also unaware of what the Chamber does ‘behind the scenes’. They monitor legislation, policies, and programs that affect the Hispanic business community and advocate for them on their behalf.

  • Do you have any advice for new business owners? 

Be you, provide an honest service/product at a fair price and be passionate about you do.

  • When you’re not working, where in Columbus do you like to spend your time?

I enjoy spending time at home, cooking, baking, spending time with friends & family and trying new restaurants throughout the city.

 

CONTACT

Website: famavifoodsafety.com                                                                  

E-Mail: vfasone@famavifoodsafety.com

Phone: (330) 327-1356

Location: 214 E State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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