Sam WorobecHead of Training
Sam began his career with Chipotle in 2012 by having the initial responsibility for developing the infrastructure and content for e-learning. He has since taken Chipotle from books and binders to digital and mobile platforms that engage over 70,000 employees, primarily 18-25 year olds, in learning and development. Sam has also assisted Chipotle in the growth of other concepts both domestically and internationally. Sam is originally from Chicago, graduated from Indiana University and has been playing the drums since he was a young boy.
When Chipotle (pronounced chi-POAT-lay) opened its first store in 1993, the idea was simple: demonstrate that food served fast didn't have to be a "fast-food" experience. We use high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking methods and a distinctive interior design, and have friendly people to take care of each customer—features that are more frequently found in the world of fine dining. When we opened, there wasn't an industry category to describe what we were doing. Some 20 years and more than 1,500 restaurants later, we compete in a category of dining now called "fast-casual," the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry, where customers expect food quality that's more in line with full-service restaurants, coupled with the speed and convenience of fast food.