For 14 years, Denny Delgado has shown up for his job at Bolthouse Farms in Prosser, Washington, and contributed to the company’s success on a variety of fronts. Denny started as part of the cleaning team and quickly moved up the ranks to become a bagger operator. More than a decade later, Denny is now in a leadership position as a manager in fresh carrot production. He oversees the comings and goings of trucks, deliveries and general facility needs.
Prior to his role at Bolthouse Farms, Denny worked at a taco truck in the area. During his days, from early in the morning to mid-afternoon, Denny attended school and then went to work immediately. After four years of hard work and dedication, when it was time to graduate one of Denny’s customers let him know Bolthouse Farms was hiring, and thought he’d be a great fit. That conversation led Denny to launch a long career at Bolthouse Farms. When asked what keeps him at Bolthouse, Denny said, “There’s an opportunity for me to grow here. I like the environment and I can see my future and the development of my career here.” As for his favorite part of his job, Denny enjoys the interaction he has with many people on a day-to-day basis. As a manager, he gets to engage with various teams at the Prosser facility. Interacting with his colleagues and connecting with people has been a bright spot for him over the years.
Even after all of these years, Denny isn’t tired of carrots. He consumes carrots in various ways, but his favorite Bolthouse Farms product is the 100% Carrot Juice. Denny also enjoys carrots in soup — whenever his wife makes soup, he asks her to include baby carrots! He and his wife have three kids that are also big Bolthouse Farms fans. “Whenever we go to the store, my kids always point out the Bolthouse Farms products. Their favorites are the Strawberry Banana Smoothie and classic carrots. One day my daughter came home from school and mentioned she spotted her teacher drinking Bolthouse Farms juice! It’s been fun to see them pay attention and show interest,” Denny said.
When asked what Plants Powering People™ means to him, Denny said, “Empowering people and encouraging others to eat healthily is so important. Right now, it’s especially important because we’re all so busy, so it’s easy to grab a hamburger. But eating healthy and consuming more vegetables is crucial. I love knowing that in this role at Bolthouse Farms, I’m contributing to feeding people and providing healthy food for families. We’re part of the process of putting food on tables and that makes me proud.”