Robin Ross is the Director of the Kraft Kitchens, where she and her team focus on helping busy home cooks create quick, delicious meals. She enjoys educating Kraft employees and consumers about food trends, recipes and helpful cooking techniques.
A lifelong foodie, she was inspired by her mother, an instinctive cook, and her brother, a CIA-trained executive chef. Before her work at Kraft, she ran several fine dining establishments for one of the nation’s most successful restaurateurs.
Robin’s favorite part of her job is being an advocate for the Kraft consumer. She knows these are tough times for families and wants to make the Kraft Kitchens a trusted resource for shoppers to help them make delicious recipes while still staying within household budgets. Robin and her staff enjoyed putting together the Twist That Dish content and look forward to hearing from others on their own fun twists and hacks.
Robin’s favorite twist is the Taco Salad – it’s so customizable! I’m in my 20th year here at Kraft and loving every minute of it!!!!
Sarah Young is an Associate Manager in the Kraft Kitchens where she has enjoyed working working with many of Kraft’s iconic brands in her 8½ years with the company. She enjoys creating delicious recipes and teaching others how to cook and discovered her passion for cooking at a young age, preferring PBS cooking shows over cartoons!
Before her work at Kraft, she worked at Barilla in their kitchens.
Sarah is a working mom of a 2-year-old son, so getting dinner on the table quickly each night is her reality.
Her favorite twist is the 4 Ways With Meatballs, because planning ahead makes her life so much easier when the demands of work week starts.
Jennifer Manning is a Manager in the Kraft Kitchens. During her six and a half years at KraftHeinz, she has worked on almost every brand we produce. A career changer, Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in social work but nurtured her passion for all things food by attending culinary school in Chicago. Jennifer’s life is a strong balance of working and raising a family. Jennifer has a 13-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son whose taste preferences are as different as night and day. She truly understands the struggles of making sure everyone enjoys dinner each night.
Before joining the Kraft Kitchens, Jennifer honed her culinary skills working at several fine dining restaurants in Chicago. Jennifer also spent nine years managing a culinary job training program for the City of Chicago. That experience helped her realize the power of teaching people the beauty of cooking and sharing delicious food.
Jennifer loves to create recipes that are classic and familiar with a contemporary spin. Her favorite twist is the PHILADELPHIA Quick Pasta Carbonara. “It’s a fantastic way to get a creamy, savory pasta dish on the table in less than 30 minutes. Plus it has bacon in it, and who doesn’t love bacon?”