Leadership Team
Monty Staggs, President of Innovation, Culinary & Customer Development

Chef Monty Staggs, BA

Chef Monty Staggs, a Johnson and Wales graduate, brings over 25 years of culinary, food manufacturing and distribution experience to his CEO role at SFE.  

Chef Monty began his culinary career in fine dining, eventually serving as a corporate executive chef, as well as a leader of corporate research and development for fast-growing restaurant chains. In addition, he has held management leadership positions in the food manufacturing industry, specializing in the development and commercialization of new products for top-200 U.S. chain restaurant groups. 

In 2012, Chef Monty brought this rich experience to SFE through his roles as Co-President and Chief Innovation Officer for the company. Promoted in 2020 to his current position of Chief Executive Officer, he continues to bring leadership to SFE in its mission to bring an exceptional dining experience to K-12 students through custom, culinary-based district partnerships. He also leads the company’s strategic and cultural initiatives to support healthy, sustainable company growth.