Carolyne Volpe Curley
Thursday, April 3, 2014 • 1:37pm
FAIRFIELD, NJ – For the past 55 years, Bobby Greene has been an employee of Fairfield based Pomptonian Food Service. He started with the company in 1959 as a general worker at the Pomptonian Steak House in Cedar Grove and after learning all aspects of the restaurant business he soon became the Steak House’s Chef. When the restaurant was sold, Greene moved to the company’s school food service branch where he worked as manager for various New Jersey school districts and also ran the company’s commissary based in Little Falls.
“I have worked with Bobby since I was a kid, he is a great guy and a true gentleman,” commented Candy Vidovich, one of the company’s owners. “He has meant a great deal to my family and he will be missed. The company is just not the same without him.”
“Bobby taught me so much, it has been wonderful to have worked with him for so long. He is one of a kind,” stated Mark Vidovich, President of Pomptonian Food Service. “He is a true familyman who delights in being with his kids and grandkids.”
For many years, Greene worked in the Linden School district, as the Assistant Food Service Director. He finally decided to retire this year after a long and distinguished career with the company. The former Chef also enjoys photography and is looking forward to spending time with his children and three grandchildren.
“Bobby Greene is a truly unique and talented individual,” added Mark Vidovich. “Those who are lucky enough to have worked with Bob have the utmost respect for him. Enjoy yourself Bobby, you have earned it!”