Founder, President, CEO
Peter Mikedis has centered his life around the joy and sense of community a good meal can bring. He became a chef at a young age, and went on to hold senior positions with various food service management firms throughout New England. Ever on the lookout for new horizons, Peter was keen to innovate using his passion for food. It was during his tenure as Chief Operating Officer for the largest Meals on Wheels provider in the Boston area that Sidekim Foods was first dreamed up. On February 4, 2008, that dream came to fruition.
In the beginning, Sidekim Foods served just 197 meals a day and consisted of only two employees. But with a determined spirit, Peter launched Sidekim to grow into one of the largest food service companies North of Boston. Today, Sidekim produces roughly 2,750,00 meals a year and employs a team of about 80 people from right here in the community where it all started
Office Manager, HR
Stella has been instrumental to Sidekim Foods since its inception in 2007, helping to jumpstart the company alongside Peter Mikedis. Stella oversees all office operations, ensures that safety measures, policies, and procedures are implemented and maintained, and manages accounts systems and payroll. Stella is a graduate of Marion Court College.
Senior Manager & Nutritionist
Carolina, our Senior Manager and Nutritionist has been with Sidekim for over 3 years. She has expert skills in plant-based, raw, vegan cooking. The rest of us carnivores have no idea what that means, but we are concerned that if she eats one more vegetable, chives might start growing out of her ears. She dreams of one day riding an elephant through the tropics while feasting on varietals of avocados. Carolina is a certified Mat and Pilates Reformer instructor and holds a BS in Nutritional Food Science from Simmons College.
Rosemary de la Cruz
Head Chef & Production Manager
Justin is a seasoned hospitality and food service manager with over 24 years of industry experience. He has opened several restaurants all along the North Shore. He loves the outdoors and even forages for wild native mushrooms as a hobby! He’s an avid BBQer, craft beer enthusiast, and adventurer with his wife and 2 kids, ages 4 and 9. Justin is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. Fun fact: at the age of 13 he lived in Thailand for 8 months as a Buddhist monk!