Thank you for all your nominations to date for the Wicked Awesome Server Award. This is an ongoing campaign, so please continue to keep those nominations coming! Just email email@example.com with the name of the server/front line worker, the restaurant where they work and why you feel they are deserving. Each week we’ll be selecting one and recognizing them. They will win a prize pack from Nickel Brook Brewing which will contain their Wickedly Awesome IPA, a gift card to Mapleview Centre thanks to sponsorship from PV&V Insurance and a $25 gift card to the Downtown Burlington business of their choice thanks to our friends at the BDBA.
The first winner is Naomi, the owner of studebaker pub & diner. Naomi was nominated by a customer who recognized how over the past year Naomi and her husband have had to make changes in how they do business several times, but that she always had a smile on her face and that no matter how many hours she worked, she still made her customers feel appreciated. They quickly developed a curbside pick up and Naomi would bring your food out with a smile, allowing customers to stay in the car and feel safe. Thank you Naomi for being Wickedly Awesome!
Our winner this week is Elisa, who is a server at Jacksons Landing and was nominated by her Manager. He said he has full trust that when she is working the guests will have a great experience, that she has a way of connecting with everyone she encounters to create memorable moments unique to each individual. He explained she takes ownership of the restaurant, and has a level of care & passion that is quite rare these days. She embodies what it means to be a Jacksons Landing server. He also stated she is one of the most responsible people he has ever met and that her responsibilities don’t end at work. She is also a single Mom who has had to balance work and family responsibilities throughout the pandemic. Thank you Elisa for being Wicked Awesome!
Congratulations to Robyn who is a server at The North Coal in Downtown Burlington. Robyn is a full-time teacher and works part time at The North Coal. We actually received several nominations for Robyn, all saying how friendly and personable she is. Robyn adheres to all safety protocols and makes her customers feel safe. She is attentive and professional and one diner stated she has incredible positive energy that can be felt when she connects with her customers. Congrats Robyn and thanks for being Wicked Awesome!
This week we are proud to congratulate Nicole from Rust Bistrobar for being Wicked Awesome! Nicole was nominated by a customer who said consistently and regardless of how hectic the restaurant may be, Nicole takes the time to stop at our table and check in, not only to see how our meal is but to ask us what’s going on in our lives and they have often seen her provide this same courtesy to other patrons as well. Nicole represents a standard of excellence at Rust that exists amongst all its staff so please recognize her amazing attitude.
Congratulations to Tess from Bar Culaccino, our winner this week. To say Tess has worked hard over the course of this pandemic is an understatement. She has been a huge part of the team at Culaccino and has helped them to push through during these difficult times. She always has a positive attitude and leaves each guest feeling welcomed and like family. Tess has been working alone and handling all the take-out orders and dine in customers (when allowed). Thanks for being Wicked Awesome Tess!