Sprouts Board of Advisors

Paul Bellegarde

Paul Bellegarde

Marketing Operations Specialist


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

I am a specialist in lead generation through Facebook, currently working in the recruitment industry. I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to work with companies and nonprofits that I believe in as well as spread the word about what they do.


Why are you interested in cooking and food education?

Growing up in Normandy and Paris, I was instilled with a profound appreciation for good food, shared with family and friends, from an early age.


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

With my background in marketing, I help Sprouts tell their story and share the impact they are making on the lives of hundreds of youth. I also help parents, youth and potential Chef in training applicants learn about the amazing opportunities that Sprouts provides.

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

Unless we learn to appreciate good food at an early age and more importantly, make it ourselves, nutrition and quality food are  concepts much more difficult to integrate into our everyday lives.  It’s so important that we’re giving young kids the opportunity to take ownership of their health and their food.

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

I’ve never had the opportunity to work with a more passionate and appreciative group of people! The teachers, camp leaders, directors and managers at Sprouts are some of the most inspired and driven people I’ve ever worked with.

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

 Kids should understand what they are putting into their bodies. Being able to cook helps them to live a healthy life and develop good eating habits.

Is there anything else that you would like Sprouts fans and foodies to know about you?

I wish I could better represent my country but sadly, I am a Frenchman that disdains smelly, molding cheese – of any type.