Raluca Petrut – National Operations Manager
Being active has always been part of Raluca’s life. Captaining the volleyball team, speed rollerblading (she won gold in the state competition!), and swimming are a few ways Raluca kept fit. She has passed the active gene on to her daughters who love training with the Perth City Swim Club, horseback riding and running.
Eating wholesome meals, getting enough rest and being active have come into stronger focus for Raluca in the past year. Moving to Australia three years ago, she prioritized her career and her family adjusting well to life down under, that she forgot to listen to her body. Having more balance in her life is now a priority, as well as working on projects that she truly enjoys.
Raluca’s experience spans almost two decades. Her journey has been one of continuous learning and discovery. Raluca has always planned her big moves well, while leaving some room for the excitement of the unknown. She has lived on three continents, completed three business degrees (including an MBA) and built a chain of bakery cafés in Toronto and Montréal. In Australia, Raluca changed direction slightly, entering the world of management consulting. However, the pull to a growing and exciting brand, which aligns perfectly with her current life goals, was incredibly strong and she decided to join the Health Freak brand as their National Franchise Manager.
Raluca’s role is to assist in the operational alignment of the Health Freak Café brand and franchise system, providing support to the franchise partners and developing operations standards across the brand. She also assists with new restaurant openings and franchise partner training.