20th Annual Achievement Awards Honor Hobee’s Superstars

Because we were so swamped this winter (see the Hobee’s Stanford closing story below), we decided to forgo our usual big awards event. That did not mean, however, that we skipped the opportunity to recognize our superstar employees. We simply took the show on the road and personally congratulated nearly every winner and runner up in over a dozen categories. This was a fun, personal way to commend each employee for a job well done. Please join us in congratulating the following winners for 2012:

Outstanding Host – (tie) Moises Hernandez (Sunnyvale) and Esperanza Juarez (Pruneyard)
Outstanding Manager – Ruben Alba (Sunnyvale)
Rookie of the Year – Mario Morales (Montague)
Outstanding Kitchen Crewmember – Jose Uriostegui (Sunnyvale)
Customers’ Choice Award – Elena Perez (Sunnyvale)
Supportive Organization Award – Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto
Hobee’s Hero – Tina Favaloro (Pruneyard)
Highest Annual Sales Awards – Montague (2 Periods) and Pruneyard (3 Periods)
Secret Shopper Award – (tie) Mountain View and Redwood Shores
Outstanding Server – Rafael Virrueta (Stanford)
Outstanding General Manager – Felipe Zarate (Pruneyard)
Paul Taber Commitment to Excellence Award – Jose Luis Salto (Palo Alto)
Outstanding Kitchen Manager – Roque Marin (Sunnyvale)
Customer Hall of Fame – Chrystal Bougon (Los Gatos); Janet & Georges Carpentier (Pruneyard);
and Ed Hudson (Montague Expressway)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists!


Felipe Zarate from Hobee’s Pruneyard won his fourth Outstanding GM title.