Go Weh Yaza, LLC

Welcome To Go Weh Yaza, LLC - Contract Food Service Management

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Welcome

  

Go Weh Yaza is my late Grandmother’s traditional name and means “a lake, pond or body of pure water”. My Grandmother Mary Analla worked more than 40 years in the food service industry and with the vision of carrying on her legacy, I am honored to pay tribute to her legacy by creating Go Weh Yaza.

About Us

Who We Are

Go Weh Yaza, LLC is an American Indian/Minority Woman-Owned Joint Venture New Mexico Limited Company, which was created with the vision of providing high quality and value driven Contract Food Services Management to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Indian Health Services, Tribal Casinos/Hotels, Tribal Governments, Tribal Organizations, Private Sector and Government Agencies.

Our Services

Go Weh Yaza, LLC  prides itself with our philosophy of “Healthy Cuisine – Rooted in Culture – Honoring Traditions”, which allows our team to take enormous pride in honoring the histories and legacies of American Indian and Indigenous Tribal inspired cuisines throughout the United States by blending artistry, modernity and healthy dietary meals for our customers.   Our unique brand and approach appeal to American Indian institutional menu preferences and can satisfy all private sector and government agencies dietary program requirements.   We offer opportunities to American Indian businesses and provide employment preference to qualified American Indian tribal members.

What Makes Us Unique

Go Weh Yaza, LLC is a Joint Venture legal entity partnership of Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC (51% American Indian-Owned) and Acorn Food Services, Inc. (49% Minority Woman-Owned).   


The new alliance allows the new team a segway to new markets in Corporate, Education, Healthcare, Military, Government and Corrections; in addition to Buy-Indian and Small Business contract set-aside designations solicited by all Federal Government Agencies throughout the United States and abroad. 


Due to our structure as a small Native American-Owned Company, we stay very close to our business, reacting very quickly to the ever - changing needs of our customers, employees and clients.   We bring flexibility and responsiveness to our accounts and clients that our larger competitors cannot.


Go Weh Yaza has the capabilities to manage an excellent balance of contracts.   This balance has allowed us to cross-pollinate ideas, policies and controls that separate Go Weh Yaza from its competitors.   We are a professional firm that has what it takes to manage many different types of food service requirements.   We can give your project an in depth, "attention to detail" management style and commitment that no other competitor can come close to matching.


Go Weh Yaza, LLC headquarters are located at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, Suite 209-N, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Our Team

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Michael D. Peacock, CEO & President

Robert LePera, Chief Operations Officer

Michael D. Peacock, CEO & President

 Hello, I'm Michael D. Peacock , CEO & President of Go Weh Yaza, LLC .  My entire business life has been dedicated to serving American Indian & Minority-owned businesses.    My passion is to be an inspiration, role model and mentor to  assist our local communities in building self-sufficiency and empowerment.   Mr. Peacock is an enrolled tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico) and possesses a B.B.A. Degree from the College of Santa Fe with concentrations in Accounting and Business Management.   He is also a 2008 Graduate of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Building a High-Performing Minority Business – Minority Business Development Agency Partnership Program.


Mr. Peacock possesses over 29 years of experience in providing comprehensive business, community, and economic development services to individuals, businesses, organizations and tribes throughout New Mexico and the United States through his past and current affiliations with the New Mexico Native American Business Development Center and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – Native American Business Consultant Program, Management Consulting Services Program and Marketing & Procurement Services Program.  

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Deborah LePera, Vice-President

Robert LePera, Chief Operations Officer

Michael D. Peacock, CEO & President

Hello, I'm Deborah LePera, Vice President of Go Weh Yaza.   I had the good fortune to start my Food Service Management Company, Acorn Food Services Thirty (30) Years ago.


From a modest beginning in October 1990, Acorn Services, Inc. now proudly serves 100,000 meals a month at contracts located in Nine (9) different states including Montana, Tennessee, Alabama New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, California, and Hawaii.


I want to take this opportunity to highlight that we currently manage multiple Federal Government and many State Food Service contracts and we also supply daily Registered Dietitian support to our contracts as needed.

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Robert LePera, Chief Operations Officer

Robert LePera, Chief Operations Officer

Rick Vero, Vice President of Food Operations

Mr. LePera's main functions are to oversee all the day-to-day operations of the organization in providing consistent management direction to the field operations management team.   Mr. LePera possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Marketing from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA and has over twenty years of experience with regional and national management companies, qualify him as a valuable management asset. 

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Rick Vero, Vice President of Food Operations

Rick Vero, Vice President of Food Operations

Rick Vero, Vice President of Food Operations

 Rick’s professional experience, of over twenty years, has successfully advanced through various key field operational responsibilities with both regional and national food management companies. His professional expertise includes college and university, and business dinning services. As Director of Operations, Rick will coordinate all corporate field operations programs, control standards and financial accountability as implemented by the unit operations personnel in support of Go Weh Yaza, LLC commitment to it’s clients and customers.  

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Ty Tang, Controller

Rick Vero, Vice President of Food Operations

Ty Tang, Controller

 As Corporate Controller, Ty is responsible to over-see all corporate resource services of Human Resources, Account’s Payable and Receivables and to provide field operations support for all related reporting systems and procedures.   In addition, preparation of all monthly operating statements, tax and payroll reports and the coordination of all services provided by the LLC's external auditing firm.  Ty’s professional background includes several past positions as Controller at several service companies. He is the recipient of a Masters Degree from St. Joseph's University. 

Mission Statement

Our team mission is to be the best and most innovative provider of contract food services management by satisfying our clients and customers, continuously improving our services and respecting and empowering our people. We are committed to total quality as our guiding value as evidenced by the implementation of our excellent quality control systems. Our quality is best judged by those we serve and those who serve us. We seek their respect and support in upholding our values and fulfilling our mission to be the quality leader in everything we do.

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Customers

We have successfully served clients from many different markets to include:


  • Private Industry
  • University & College
  • Civilian Government
  • Federal Government
  • Department of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Department of Interior- Bureau of Indian Education
  • General Services Administration
  • IRS
  • NASA
  • FBI
  • ICE
  • ATF
  • US Marshals
  • Federal Courts
  • Department of Defense 
  • Homeland Security
  • US Army
  • US Air Force
  • US Navy
  • US Coast Guard. 

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Go Weh Yaza, LLC

2401 12th Street Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, United States

(505) 342-8046