Rebecca Alvarado-Munguia started with HHS in 2017 as a part-time, overnight housekeeper in Lucedale, Mississippi. She then transitioned into a full-time housekeeper on the day shift. Although she enjoyed housekeeping, her real passion was cooking.
After speaking with her director about a possible transfer to HHS' culinary team at the facility, they were able to find her a position assisting with cold prep.
It wasn’t long before she was promoted to cook and that’s when she was nominated to grow her culinary career by participating in HHS’ Rouxbe program. While attending the online culinary school, Rebecca was able to build and strengthen her culinary skills. After graduating from the program, she was promoted to culinary supervisor.
In this role, she assisted other accounts and helped them roll out their programs. That’s when she met Senior Vice President James Maddi who encouraged her to apply for an opportunity in Biloxi, Mississippi. She applied right away and graciously accepted the position and was promoted to assistant director of culinary in May 2021.
From EVS to culinary, Rebecca has quite a story to tell with her time with HHS. She sums up her experience in a few words, “My experience with HHS has been wonderful! They go over and beyond for their employees. I also really love that our vice presidents are not scared to jump in and help when needed.”
Rebecca is married to her husband of 12 years, Melvin, has six children (four boys and two girls), and a dachshund named Killer.