“I’ve been working in the kitchens for about three years. During that time, I’ve held every position. I wouldn’t replace this job for anything else. What I love here, what keeps me looking forward is my chef and my team.

Right now everyone has fallen into hard times and I know having a job is a blessing, but what keeps me going are the people I work with and the experiences we have. I know that is unique.

Just like everyone, I have my bad days sometimes, but as soon as I walk into the kitchen pre-shift, all that negativity goes away and I feel good again.

I’ve seen a lot of people come and go. I think they don’t realize the commitment this takes and that things will only get easier once you’ve learned and made a habit of them. You need to keep pushing yourself, loyalty and consistency are what will keep you moving.”