Pride and Joy: Announcing Our 21st Annual Achievement Award Winners

For the 21st straight year, we poured over nominations for awards in scores of categories to determine the winners of our Annual Hobee’s Achievement Awards. This program allows us to say “thank you” to our incredible employees, loyal customers and supportive businesses. Over the first several weeks of 2014, we caught up with all of the winners and runners up to deliver prizes, certificates and personal congratulations. Here is the full list of winners for 2013:


Outstanding Host – (tie) Jacob Morales (Sunnyvale) and Guadalupe Fuentes (Redwood Shores)
Outstanding Manager – Adriana Bosquez (Cupertino)
Rookie of the Year – Nohemi Castro (Mountain View / Sunnyvale)
Outstanding Kitchen Crewmember – Jose Uriostegui (Sunnyvale)
Customers’ Choice Award – Richard Santos (Redwood Shores)
Supportive Organization Award – Sunnyvale Lions Club
Hobee’s Hero – Ruben Alba (Redwood Shores)
Highest Annual Sales Awards – Montague (2 Periods) and Sunnyvale (3 Periods)
Secret Shopper Award – (tie) Mountain View and Palo Alto
Outstanding Server – Juan Virrueta (Palo Alto)
Outstanding General Manager – Sergio Gutierrez (Mountain View)
Paul Taber Commitment to Excellence Award – Carlos Ibanes (Corporate)
Outstanding Kitchen Manager – Roque Marin (Sunnyvale)
Customer Hall of Fame – Julie Jagow (Redwood Shores); Cal Jeffers (Sunnyvale);
and Servando Garcia and Adrian Mejia (Palo Alto)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists! For a full list of winners since 1993, click here to visit our Hobee’s Achievement Award archives.