Congratulations to Autie who was voted Team Member of the Month for Holland! Autie began working for Anna's House when our Grandville restaurant first opened! She stepped up to help train every new team member before Holland opened its doors.
Jacob, Holland's Assistant Manager said that whenever the team is in a bind, they can count on Autie. When she's asked for help on days off, Jacob explains, "She comes in. Every time. Guaranteed." Autie can fulfill almost every job at Anna's House which makes her a very valuable part of the team! She works as a senior server, floor manager, host, and busser. Impressive, huh? Well, she also works in the kitchen, helping with our panini station, toast, and she expos food before they reach the guest. Oh and she also washes dishes on occasion. Yeah, she's pretty amazing! Jacob praised that she has phenomenal leadership skills, as well as being multi-talented in all aspects of the store. She's always able and willing to help anyone without an ounce of negativity. "She never complains once," Jacob explained. When asked what her favorite part about working at Anna's House is, Autie said, "I like the environment. I love all of my coworkers." Out of all of the different jobs and tasks she performs on a weekly basis, she says her favorites are serving and floor managing. Which, of course, she does very well.
Our District Manager, Melissa, gave nothing but compliments when asked about Autie's work ethic, "She is one of the most valuable employees on our whole team. She is exactly what we're looking for in all of our employees AND she's the youngest manager on the floor. And I really hope she inspires other team members to represent us like she does."
Congratulations Autie and thank you for your dedication, drive, and for going above and beyond! You are truly appreciated!
Congratulations to Abel who was voted May's Grandville Team Member of the Month! Abel began working as a line cook last September and has proved to be a very hard worker. Christina, Grandville's General Manager, explained that he does a little of everything in the kitchen. "He will do anything asked with a smile on his face. No hesitation." Abel has also been incredibly helpful with our corporate team. When our Menu Developer, Danea, comes in to test new products and recipes, he is always willing to help where he can. He leads the way, showing tips and tricks around the kitchen and gives his thoughtful opinions on dishes. Cooks not only have to create delicious dishes, they also have to create them quickly. Abel has shared information that will help make dishes taste better, but also get to the guests' table faster! Other Grandville team members, including servers, hosts, and other line cooks love working with him. When asked what his favorite part of working at Anna's House is, Abel responded quickly with a chuckle, "The people." It looks as though the people like you too, Abel!
Congratulations and thank you for always lending a helping hand and caring smile!
Congratulations to Stephanie who was voted Beltline's Team Member of the Month! Stephanie started working at Anna's House last June. When asked about her work in the kitchen, she laughed and said, "It's hot!" Her quick humor and bubbly personality are just a few of her great qualities. Stephanie stays busy in the kitchen making paninis, sandwiches, and wraps; her all time favorite dish to help with is the Twilight French Toast. "She always comes in early and ready," Kiaira, Beltline's Assistant Manager, explained when asked what makes Stephanie a valuable employee. "She always has the initiative to help out other stores. And a great attitude." Kiaira also added that Stephanie winning this award is very well deserved. After our interview, other Beltline team members thought it was well deserved too and Stephanie was greeted with high-fives and an abundance of praise.
"I like everything about the restaurant. I like learning everything about the restaurant too," Stephanie explained when asked what her favorite part of her job is. She is dedicated to doing her best every single day and taking the initiative to do better every day. Congratulations Stephanie and thank you for all of your hard work!
Congratulations to James who won Team Member of the Month at our Plainfield store! James started working as a prep cook last November after recovering from a broken pelvis that kept him from being the busy "all hands man" that he describes himself as. He helps out around the kitchen wherever he can, whether it's on the cook line or in the dish tank. "He keeps up team morale!" Karen and Jane, Plainfield's General Managers praised. "Regulars know him. He comes out and greets everyone happily in the morning." Even a few servers weighed in on James' welcoming attitude, saying that he's easy to compliment people when they do a great job. They also said that James is always polite and respectful towards everyone.
When asked what his favorite job to do is, James laughed and said, " I love the prep actually! I enjoy working in restaurants." Part of the reason, he explained, is that a good kitchen is like family.
Congratulations James and thank you for being a kind and valuable part of our Anna's House family!
Posted on 07/08/2016 at 10:47:00 AM