Say Hello To Nicole Seuffert, Pepper Pike Heinen's
How long have you been with Heinen's?
It’s been four years now—I started on September 21, 2010.
Have you always been at our Pepper Pike store?
No. I actually started out in our Mentor store and I just let everyone know how interested I was in
learning more and moving up in the company. I worked really hard and in April of 2013, I had the
opportunity to move this busier store.
Tell us something you really like about your job.
It’s always very busy and there’s a lot of responsibility. One of my biggest things is making sure that our
counters are always full and looking really nice. Actually, I’m really kind of obsessed with that. It’s very
important to me.
What’s one of the top sellers in your department?
We have this one item in our deli, and we are the only store in the company to have it. We take a
marinated turkey breast and grill it right at our store—until it reaches a great charred finish. It comes
out to the deli and we’ll slice it to order. The flavor is just amazing! It sells like crazy; we’ll cook maybe
about 20 turkey breasts every other day.
What do you like to introduce customers to?
We get so many questions asking us what’s a good low sodium turkey or ham. Or do we have gluten-free
turkey or hams. So I really like talking about our Two Brothers deli meats—they are so good and many of them are
gluten-free. And then I love telling people about our Two Brothers cheeses, too. They’re all awardwinning,
so they’re amazingly good, too.
Do you cook at home?
Not really. I guess I like cooking, but my boyfriend Jarrod cooks for me. He’s a great cook—and he works
Do you have a couple of favorite foods that you just have to keep on hand?
Yes. First, my hot sauce—I put it on everything. Then I always need to have my chocolate milk around.
Let’s say you win a dream trip of your choice. Where do you go?
I think I’d probably go to Germany. My dad is 100% German, and although he was born here, he still has
relatives there. I’d like to take that trip and see where my roots are.