Stephen Corradini is the Head of Purchasing for 1520, a new rapid delivery eCommerce grocery company operating in New York and other US markets out of nano-warehouses. Prior to this role Stephen was the Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market before selling those businesses to Albertsons. Stephen has more than 15 years of food retail experience, including almost fifteen years with Whole Foods Market, as Vice President of Purchasing, Merchandising and Operation of the South Region. At 1520, he is marrying a deep knowledge of quality perishables and CPG consumer trends with an on-demand, cutting edge, technology platform that delivers more than 2500 SKUs to your door in 15 minutes.
Stephen has been a foodie for as long as he can remember. He got his passion from his mother's love of homemade bread and his Nonna's manicotti lessons. Whether it was cooking at KFC while in high school or working the line in fine dining during college, food has always been his cornerstone.
While living in Zanzibar working on his dissertation research in African History, Stephen’s personal culinary explorations broadened. Returning to the states after a Fulbright, he found himself at Whole Foods baking overnight and working his way up through the organization. He eventually settled on a career in the grocery world that suited him better than any in academia ever would.