STEP-UPP provides an enriched learning experience for high potential retail and food service produce professionals. Candidates develop a greater understanding of the industry through strategic orientation, personal leadership and hands on field experience. Ten (10) individuals are selected through an application and interview process based on leadership experience and interest in developing a career in fresh produce. Potential candidates must be active members of SEPC.
2017 STEPP-UPP Networking Activity
STEP-UPP Graduate Testimonials
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have been a member with STEP-UPP. I gained invaluable experience about the industry first hand by touring farms, talking to suppliers, and networking with industry leaders and experts. Years later, I still use what I learned to make better buying decisions for my company.”
– Leslie Gallegos, Fresh Point Tampa
STEP-UPP Class of 2018
Associated Wholesale Grocers