On her days off from Walmart, Chandra works as a chef at Mankato’s newest steakhouse, Swiss and Madison. There, one of the menu items is salmon that’s sourced from Sam’s Club (pictured above).
She says she’s excited to see a product come full circle, starting with when it’s received at Walmart. “We quality controlled it, bought it, and I use it in my own menu item at the restaurant: flame-grilled salmon, pickled onion and beet puree, with mushroom and parmesan risotto and a lemon vinaigrette spring salad.”
Working at Walmart, she says, “is very challenging and very rewarding. Our customers are expecting a low price. So when we bring the quality in there and show them the quality expectations that they can have, it raises the bar for all the other competitors.”
Chandra loves to see Walmart’s quality control in action when she does her own shopping. “I do shop at Walmart with my family,” she explains. “When I go into the stores and see a product that is looking amazing, we know that’s from the QC department right here, and we know that’s what our customers are buying.”