Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One Week until we open :)

That's right folks! One Week from today, the hotel opens... and that means it's SHOWTIME!

I got several bits of good news today...

First of all. I got my nametag. Now, again, may not seem like a big deal, but a nametag, in my mind, makes me legit :) Not only that, but it says "Juli Manning" and then below it "Waverly, OH" ... :D Representin' the hometown!! We have people literally from all over the world. Baha is from the Bahamas, another guy is from Ghana, West Africa, and another guy is actually orginally from New Orleans, LA, but was misplaced because of Hurricane Katrina. We are a melting pot of culture and I LOVE it.

Today we also learned some very interesting news. The company wide cook out that we had been planning for the 27th of September was actually on the 27th of August. You know, as in, 2 days from now. Holy mother. So, we worked all day long to ensure that the kitchen is in full working order. Tomorrow we start food prep.

I found out today that I'll be working through Saturday this week which makes for a long week, but Chef G said we'll probably only work 4 days next week since it's opening week and regular schedules are starting. Monday we are having an all-day learning process for how everything we are going to make is produced from start to finish. We are also going to make omlets for the staff as sort of a "dry run", if you will. WOO HOO! I can't wait for Monday! ...when's the last time you heard someone say that? :)

Tuesday we open, but we won't have any guests. It'll just be the staff doing what we do. Then we should have VIP guests start coming the next day. Woo woo!

I also got some good positive reinforcement from Chef G and Baha, but that's for me for now.

Time for bed. I've got to start getting up earlier and earlier for the next few days to prepare for my first 5am shift on Tuesday. Night!


  1. So proud and happy for you, Jules!

  2. Can't wait to hear how the cookout went today. :)

    I bet you were a superstar!