Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta for a conference called “The Art of Catering Food.” This was my second time attending the conference. Both times I have been to this conference I have strengthened my relationships with other industry leading caterers across the country, gathered new ideas, and refreshed my initiatives to continue to always strive to be the best. This year I selected a key member of our catering operations team to attend the conference with me. Continuing to develop the talented team we have here has been a key focus of ours and has aided in our ability to grow and develop as a company. I felt as though this individual learned valuable new skills with regards to food preparation, presentation, and tricks of the trade that he will be able to translate to the rest of the team as we enter the second half of the year.
I was told two weeks ago by an influential client that “The true mark of a great company is when its staff cares about what they are doing, and you obviously have a great company, because your staff cares, and it shows.” Attending trade shows and constantly pursuing new and better ways is what has led us to the success we have now and is what will continue to drive future success. I always enjoy the opportunity I get to learn from other industry experts and especially when I am able to continue the development of those who have made an impact and will continue to make an impact. I would like to thank my staff, all of them, for all they do to make our company GREAT!