Claire Sayers Position: Barista Years in the Industry: 2 months Bread and Chocolate, St. Paul One night as we were closing, a man came in and talked to us about how delicious he thought our brownies were. He then begged for us to give him the recipe ... which we couldn’t do. He wouldn’t give up though. He wouldn’t leave ‘because his wife would love him forever’ if we gave him our recipe.
Luther Nelson Position: Server Years in the industry: 6 Saji Ya St. Paul When people have just come from outside the restaurant looking to sit on the patio and ask me how the weather is. [Then] one time this customer asked me if our Una Cu (eel) was an aphrodisiac and then proceeded to get six orders. After they had been eating a few pieces, he looked up at me and said, ‘I think it’s working.’
Libby Durenberger (left) Position: Server Years in the industry: 5 Truce, Minneapolis After standing at our counter for over five minutes, staring at our juice and smoothie menu, a customer turned to look at me and said, ‘Do you guys have any juice?’