Fredy Esquivel is the bilingual Food Services Manager for SVDP’s Free Dining Room. He supervises our kitchen staff. Fredy has worked at SVDP for twelve years and has a background in the restaurant business for more than 20 years. He received his training from the chef of a corporate cafeteria who later served as his mentor. He is a Certified Food Safety Manager. He has learned to provide delicious, nutritious food from a mix of donated and purchased food that changes daily. He is committed to cooking low-salt menus and providing healthy, balanced meals with lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein for our at-risk populations. Under Fredy’s supervision, the kitchen has remained open single every day during his tenure, as it has since it opened in 1981.