June 2012 - Front of the House STAR Amanda Briggs, Camp. Amanda has been with us at Camp for just over a year and has proven to be a tremendous asset to us. She strikes the balance of taking care of her family and work with the utmost of ease. Amanda is willing to pick up shifts when she can and is always dependable. She is willing to lend a hand before others even have to ask. Camp is very grateful that Amanda joined the team!
January 2012 - Heart of the House STAR Kristian Peterson, Lago. Kristian is nominated for his team work and the way he communicates with everyone on the line. He handles reheats with an apology and asks "how can I fix this for them?" He has even come in on his day off to make sure the kitchen was prepped and ready for a busy night. He has proven to be an asset to Lago's kitchen staff!
January 2012 - Front of the House STAR Carlene White, C-Man Ashland. Carlene White has a long history with our C-Man family and is a well -known cocktailer in our lounge at C-Man Ashland. Recently, she has been offering to come downstairs to assist new STARS. She is great at giving them guidance, direction, and of course, some sass! Carlene will also be a mentor for our team and we can't wait to see what she'll teach our staff. We know she'll show them how to hustle!
July 2012 - Heart of the House STAR Christina Swanson, Common Man Portsmouth. Chris runs the kitchen and comes in to work every day with a plan. She knows what prep she has to do first, what specials she is going to run and what project she's going to tackle if it ends up being a slow lunch. Chris is always there when we need her - staying late or coming in on her day off to help out - she is always steady and sure. Chris is an all-around great person to have in any kitchen.
September 2012 - Front of the House STAR Janice Lambrecht, C-Man Ashland. Jan, always one to jump in and help out, has really been a savior. Aside from helping with our plethora of new hires and always doing that little extra to help set up for a successful shift, she is an amazing STAR. When our computers went down during our rush, Jan quickly assessed the situation and had the crash kit out and was helping others, all while taking care of her tables.
August 2012 - Front of the House STAR Marilyn Askevold, C-Man Ashland. Always setting and raising the bar, Ms. Marilyn has done it again! We lost power one Sunday and Marilyn, who was at a friend's house, heard about it and left so she could come help our new team of servers. She got lanterns out, made desserts in the dark. Overall, just did what Marilyn always does. In addition to that, she helped a fellow STAR who has been taking care of her mother by picking up all of her shifts.
July 2012 - Front of the House STAR Gary Lane, C-Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth. Gary is always focused on our guests and their needs and is willing to go above and beyond to please them. One morning, a guest needed a ride to town, and it's not always easy to get a taxi last-minute in Plymouth. Gary took time after his shift to personally drive her into town and our guest was sure to let us know how pleased she was by his dedication to customer service and how much she appreciated his help.