Kimberly Boyd Position: Server/Cook/Baker/Management Years in the industry: 1 1/2 Tao Natural Foods, Minneapolis I look at Thanksgiving as a day of giving. It’s a day to emphasize the importance of putting others before yourself, which is something you already have to do regularly in the service industry. Working on Thanksgiving doesn’t bother me too much because I see it as a way to practice that.
Jordan Condie Position: Bartender/Server Years in the industry: 10 Bar Luchador, Minneapolis I enjoy it because you’re sort of family with the people who are dining on holidays. Everyone is in a great mood and they welcome you into their good time. Plus a lot of people who come in and dine on the holidays are out-of-towners so they don’t have a lot of family around for the holidays — I mean it sucks to not be with your own family, but you get to be a part of someone else’s.
Jordan Anderson Position: Host and server Years in the industry: 2 Amore,Minneapolis I just stay thankful that Tim the manager gave me this opportunity. I didn't have a lot of experience going into this job, but he took me under his wing and I'm thankful to everyone at the restaurant for making me feel more comfortable here.
Phineas Fittipadli Position: Owner Years in the industry: 4 Troubador, Minneapolis I'm thankful because I get to be a part of the wine industry, which is a pretty cool thing to be a part of in Minneapolis. It's the most rewarding job I've ever had and it's the most fun I've ever had.