We are
Picnic

We’re a fast-growing company
based in Seattle.
Since 2016, our engineers, designers, food scientists, and trailblazers have been working to answer the needs of the food service industry. By automating food preparation, we save kitchens time, money, and, labor so you can spend it on elevating your customer experience.

Join our team

Want to help us serve our customers and create a new category in food automation?
See our open roles.
It’s not just words on a wall. Our values inform our commitment to our customers and how we work as a team.

We live
our
values

Ownership of outcomes
We believe our individual work has a direct impact on company success.
Respect
We honor people's differences—together we can achieve a shared purpose.
Focus
We tenaciously pursue a common goal.
Innovation
We have the drive to be market leaders and impact customers, partners, and the world.
Passion
We bring our energy to everything we do.

We work to improve equity and inclusion

At Picnic Works, our mission is to transform the future of food service through innovative automation. We see direct parallels between our mission and how we create opportunities throughout our company. It is through this lens that we focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, including recruiting and vendor selection. We believe that giving people equitable access to resources and opportunities and having varied perspectives on our team helps us create even better ideas to solve the complex challenges in our industry. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  

To foster an environment where we can recognize and respect individual identities, Picnic team members receive discretionary time off that allows them to participate in activities that matter to them, including family time, vacation, civic engagement, voting, preferred holidays, and remembrance. By celebrating multiple viewpoints and approaches in our daily interactions with our staff, our partners, and our customers, we build a stronger company.

Meet Picnic Leadership

Many roles. One great team. Our in-house expertise includes mechanical engineering, robotics, software-as-a-service developers, food scientists, business leaders, and operations experts.
CEO
Clayton
Wood
Chief Financial Officer
Diane
Legg
SVP Marketing
Scott Erickson
VP Engineering
Tim
Talda
VP Sales
Lamont Glendinning
Director of Continuous Improvement
John Bulldis
Director of Software
Eric
Cavazos
Director of Brand
Don
Coyner
Human
Resources Consultant
Jodi Fraser
Senior Director of Product Management
Chris
Haberle
Director of
Design
Kyu Han
Senior Food Scientist
Gabriella Mendes, Ph.D.
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Prosper Nwokocha
Senior Director of Systems Engineering
Steve Remis, Ph.D.
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Nick Spada
Director of Marketing
Rebecca Staffel
Controller
Stephanie Thomsen
Director of Customer Success
Haritha Vaddadi
CEO
Clayon
Wood
Chief Financial Officer
Diane
Legg
SVP Marketing
Scott Erickson
VP Engineering
Tim
Talda
VP Sales
Lamont Glendinning
Director of Continuous Improvement
John Bulldis
Director of Software
Eric
Cavazos
Director of Brand
Don
Coyner
Human
Resources Consultant
Jodi Fraser
Senior Director of Product Management
Chris
Haberle
Director of
Design
Kyu Han
Senior Food Scientist
Gabriella Mendes, Ph.D.
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Prosper Nwokocha
Senior Director of Systems Engineering
Steve Remis, Ph.D.
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Nick Spada
Director of Marketing
Rebecca Staffel
Controller
Stephanie Thomsen
Director of Customer Success
Haritha Vaddadi

The Picnic Pizza Station saves kitchens time, money, and labor by automating pizza preparation—allowing you to elevate the customer experience.