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Aimee Risteen

Customer Service Representative

I spent my childhood years growing up in Massachusetts and my teenage years in the Carolina’s. I then ventured north and spent three years studying Mass Communications and Social Work at the University of Southern Maine. The South called me back and I have called the Carolina’s home since 2004. In 2014 I went back to school and earned my Associates in Criminal Justice Technology. I’ve always been eager to pursue new things and expand my knowledge in a variety of skill sets while maintaining my passion in helping people and cooking. At the start of 2022, I found my home here at Carolina Ingredients. It is beyond fascinating to learn the knowledge and witness what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to food having flavor. The sense of pride when I am in public and see a product Carolina Ingredients made the blend for is overwhelming and satisfying! Not only does working at CI keep my desire for expanding knowledge and learning new skill sets full, but it also produces a professional pride in knowing that I’m part of a family that simply makes ‘the world taste better’.

Core Culture

My favorite core culture is Building Partnerships. I strongly believe in connecting with our customers on a personal level. Customers are people too! I feel that in order to be successful in my position, I need to not only have solid connections within the organization, but throughout our customer base as well. A great partnership with a customer will build trustworthiness. With trust comes repeat business and the repeat customer is vital in our industry.


I spend most my free time being kept on my toes by my children! As a family, we enjoy frequently traveling to visit relatives in New Hampshire, our annual beach trip to Tybee Island, and taking weekend/day trips to new places. In moments of solitude, I enjoy reading a good James Patterson book, engaging in my talent of writing, or catching up on my true crime shows.

Favorite Seasoning Blend

One of our sample blends, Linda’s Seasoning has become a staple in my household. I always enjoy sprucing up a side dish or a quick go to dinner of pasta and this blend has been my go-to in those moments. It is a perfect array of Italian spices and herbs, coupled with hints of red pepper and tomato. My teenager quite often requests this blend in his scrambled eggs!