Sprouts Board of Advisors


Jay Ramirez

Engineer, Livermore, CA

The Inside Scoop

What is your profession? What do you love most about your job?

I’m an engineer in the mobile gaming industry that specializes in product reliability. I love knowing that the work I do touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day!

Why are you interested in cooking and food education?

Growing up in a Spanish/American home, my mother loved to make dishes from various cultures. I learned to appreciate the unique tastes that different cultures bring to the table.

What first made you interested in food?

Traveling the world as a young adult I realized that my travels were guided by the food I wanted to experience. Sharing a meal is the best way to strengthen any relationship and relationships are what matter most in life.

What is the connection between your work and the advising you do for Sprouts?

Having guided products from development to production. I aide Sprouts by ensuring we’re following world-class standards within our tools. Effective SOPs are the hallmark of a valuable team.

Why do you think the work that Sprouts is doing is important?

Life begins and ends with proper nutrition, everything we do affects our health. Sprout’s vision sees to it that we’re providing the best platform for our futures generations to stand on.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned from working with Sprouts?

I was surprised by how small the culinary world can be! Everyone knows everyone and it makes for great conversation during and in-between meals.

Why is it important for kids to learn how to cook?

From what I’ve seen, Sprouts makes cooking a fun experience. Kids learn to love the process of making their own meals. This creates value for proper nutrition and also sparks a flame of interest in the culinary industry.

What was one of the most rewarding experiences you’ve had as a Sprouts fan?

Knowing the work we do on a daily basis not only provides a solid foundation for proper nutrition but also encourages at-risk youth to pursue a fulfilling career is what’s rewarding.