Healdsburg Shed Loses General Manager and Chef

The owner declined to comment on their departure, according to a food blog.

File photo: Healdsburg Shed.
File photo: Healdsburg Shed.
Healdsburg's new towering mecca for foodies and cooks has lost two key employees.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Inside Scoop SF blog reports that the Healdsburg Shed's General Manager Kenny Rochford and Chef Niki Ford have both left the operation.

Rochford parted with the Shed last month, and Ford left last week, Inside Scoop SF reported.

“As always, personnel matters are confidential, except to say that we’re so grateful to Niki and Kenny for all they’ve done to help launch Shed,” owner Cindy Daniel told the blog. “They are valued members of the Shed family.”

Sous chef Jenna Sprafkin is in charge of the kitchen in the meantime, Inside Scoop SF reported.

The two-story Shed opened its doors in May, and offers a market of cooking supplies and pantry essentials, as well as an entire floor dedicated to community talks and workshops on gardening, cooking and other topics.

Healdsburg Shed is located at 25 North St.


Have you been to the Shed yet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Susan Matheny September 06, 2013 at 11:34 AM
They seriously need to do something about their customer service or lack of!
Stefano Giovannoni September 06, 2013 at 12:20 PM
If I could help out and give them some advice, I would love to. I think there is tremendous potential for that venue/concept.
Lee September 08, 2013 at 01:20 PM
Another $60 lunch place for tourists. Lovely spot, but a little high concept for my tastes. Still it's certainly a lot better than having the abandoned appliance store. I have a hard time seeing how it could be profitable in it's current incarnation.
Shelley Williams September 20, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Good concept but frustrating place. Every time I go in, there are alot of people standing around but when I ask them something like how to get something out of the case and they have to go ask someone else. People need to know their jobs. So my advice is major staff training and it needs to become more clear what the customer is supposed to do, sit and be waited on? order at the counter? buy items from the case?
Sandra Segal October 29, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Surefire Ways to Demotivate Your Employees 1. Not honoring creative thinking and problem solving. 2. Micromanagement To paraphrase a wise person "the only constant factor in management's failures is... the management"...


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