The Team is ever growing and evolving. We have come to know that the first two pillars of our brand are the food and customer service. But the third but of the two is our people. We have had good people, come through. And we wouldn’t be where we are right now without them.
For those of you keeping score, Number 1 AKA Monk AKA Sarge has developed an almost unexpected love for baking. Number 2 AKA Sue (or Sous) has left us for a lucrative career in biotech. She did make a few visits to the Waffle Cave this month, but for the most part she has found a permanent residence on a milk carton. Marketina, has also left us to focus on “life”. I’m not bitter…much.
Benjamin Button…is on a vision quest to find out what he wants to do with his life. For some reason, the family business doesn’t appear to be part of that plan. Guess we’ll have to groom the Government Twins for our exit strategy. The twins, they are working hard at their activities: karate and band. Kumites and Clarinets y’all. Kumites and Clarinets.
Tweeta…we are a part time gig for her. But when she is able she joins us in our baking division. One day I will have to record the interactions between Tweeta and Sarge (once I figure out what app will let me change their names so I can continue to protect the names and identities of the innocent). The Waterboy (a descendant from some multiple job having tribe) still joins us from the nether reaches of the bay area to do work a s a line cook specializing in chicken. Don’t laugh.
Now let me introduce you to the Energizer Bunny and her compadre the Mellow One. She has been an incredible free agent acquisition. Not in the vein of Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs where there is no greater option available, but in the game changing Reggie White to the Green Bay Packers kind of way. Energy, sales, customer service, customer facing ability…where have you been for the past 2 years? Glad you are on board now though.
Deacon is focused on his graduation. He is a senior in his last quarter at the university. We can’t put too much on him, because his future is right within reach. If we never learned anything working for all the managers and companies we ever worked for and in, we learned that the most important aspect of a company’s culture is to treat the employees like we want them to treat our customers. The warm fuzzies we maintain within the confines of the Waffle Cave will spill out to our customers. That peace/culture in the Cave spills out into the food. When it is found there, it becomes the secret ingredient. And that my friends, is jenga.
Life is short…eat something memorable.