Kudler Fine Foods was founded by Kathy Kudler in 1998.
Kathy once was a Vice President of Marketing of a defense contractor; Kathy traveled constantly and endured the pressures of corporate life.
ultimately wanted something different, something less stressful and gourmet cooking seemed to relieve the stress for her
decided to embark on an opportunity on an upscale epicurean food shop in La Jolla.
first store in June, 1998 and within the year the store was profitable.
later opened two more stores by 2003, one in Del Mar and Encinitas and now Kathy
is looking at expanding and opening another store.
Kathy is the president of Kudler Fine Foods and her primary function is to oversee the three stores.
is responsible for the planning and strategizing, however, each manager or department supervisor has the responsibility for his
Whether at the managerial, individual, or team level, the management process involves planning and strategizing, organizing, leading and controlling and decision making. (Gomez-Mejia-Balkin, 2002).
has an Administrative Assistant who works directly for her
responsibilities are to provide administrative support to the company president, scheduled appointments, assist in the recruitment process and answer phones.
The Administrative Assistant performs all the basic clerical functions needed by Kathy. (Apollo Group, 2007).
Kudler has a store manager for each store; Harvey Stephens is the Director of Finance and Accounting.
Harvey prepares reports of estimated future revenue and costs; this will give Kathy
a picture of where Kudler
is headed. (Apollo Group).