Sean Johnston General Manager Years in the industry: 13 New Bohemia, Roseville This is my first experience FOH. I was a cook for 12 years. I like working with the local breweries—there are 180 breweries here. The worst part? When you hand someone a menu and they put it down, go over and look at all the tap handles and say, ‘Do you have…..?"
Harry Xiong Server/baker Years in the industry: 4 Trung Nam French Bakery The best part is bringing a smile to the faces of little kids (although if they sell out of their craveable croissants before noon, there’s no smiling). Getting up at 3 in the morning, that’s the worst part.
Ellen Bordeaux Host Years in the industry: 1 1/2 Smack Shack, Minneapolis The worst is dealing with rude people. We’re like the customer service desk. The good is that it’s a pretty casual job and you know everyone (front and back of the house), that’s not always the case.
Kate O Barista Years in the industry: 10 Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea, Minneapolis The best part is the people. The regulars are fun. Also the hours aren’t long …but the money could be better. There’s always room to improve.
Abby Woodruff Host Industry experience: 7 months Lurcat, Minneapolis The best part of my job is seeing people leave here happy. The worst part is when we get busy and can’t accommodate that special request like a table by the window, because we’re busy.