10 Jul Custom Made Meals Named Denver Business Journal 2021 Best Places to Work
Giant Category Winner!
Essential Status, Big Adjustments
Best Places to Work winner Custom Made Meals
made big shifts due to essential status
Custom Made Meals announced today it was named to the Denver Business Journal 2021 Best Places to Work List. The company ranked 1st in the Giant Business Category. The list recognizes companies that display a unique and admirable commitment to workplace culture, setting them apart from the thousands of other businesses operating in the state.
We are honored to be one of Colorado’s best places to work. - Dale Easdon, president and chief executive officer.
Custom Made Meals was declared an essential business during the pandemic, meaning its employees still reported to the workplace. But even though it didn’t shift into a remote-work status, its staff and executive team still had some serious adjustments to deal with.
The new norm for us is — obviously we’ve always been taking care of our people, of course — but the sanitation process, the ... temperatures that we take, the extra resources making sure our break rooms are cleaned and sanitized every hour on the hour, we’ve got a new outdoor area for employees so we can segregate and keep those break rooms apart. We don’t intend to take that away. - Dale Easdon, president and chief executive officer
And it wasn’t just the employees on the plant floor reporting to the office.
We wanted to be with our employees because, let’s be honest, this was a very fearful period of time. We were fearful as well. We wanted to make sure to show our employees that we’re right there along with you.” - Sean Saunders, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer
Every other month, Custom Made Meals hosts an employee luncheon where senior staff serve employees. To be safe during the pandemic, and to support local small businesses, Vice President of Human Resources Katie Prekel worked with a local restaurant to have individually packaged hot meals prepared for the staff to enjoy as a distanced group. And the company sends care packages to the home of sick employees.
We want to make sure our families are safe and not just our employees. - Dale Easdon, president and chief executive officer