This week had some serious nostalgia. I saw WHY?
for the first time in 12 years last night & I got back to my roots of working in restaurants this morning. I had the chance to help prepare salads inspired by me with Dom & the team at Cropbox
. Read the Edible Stories interview I did with them in preparation for the salad box here.
(and some behind the scenes footage from @twotoneams insta stories here
This was a blast from the past for me as I really enjoyed all my years working in the restaurant industry. Around this time last year, I wrote a post for Fypster
which included lessons I learned at those jobs:
- First job 1999 – employed at 15 years old washing dishes, bussing tables & catering at a BBQ joint for 2 years.
- Summer 2002 – before I spent my senior year of high school in Germany on a scholarship, I worked at Chic-Fil-A for a few months
- Summer 2003 to Summer 2004 – I worked landscaping & mostly as a bagger at a grocery store
- 2004 to 2006 – got into GA State worked as a waiter in fine dining, several brunch places & as a barista
- Show up on time, do what you’ve got to do, stay until it’s done right. This sets you apart from the start.
- Learn from your managers. Helping them with tasks beyond your job descriptions. Listen to their stories.
- Quit for new opportunities. It’s easy to stay in a job. Don’t let opportunity pass you by for the sake of job security. (protip: leave on good terms & take a good reference with you)
What were some of your first job lessons?
Also in the restaurant industry? ; )
As always, thank you for reading!
p.s. this week in client news: