May 6th was when I officially started my management training for Friday's. Management training for me meant spending 4 weeks in the kitchen learning all of the different statioIns and learning how to manage the kitchen. Let's just say that a) I am super happy to be done with all of that training and b) I have SO MUCH RESPECT for those who work in restaurant kitchens. Working in the kitchen was by far the most challenging position I have had while working in the restaurant and I really don't know how some of them do it. There are so many things on the menu and trying to keep it all straight really was mind boggling at times. Granted most of our cooks work just one station so they know it like the back of their hands, but some of them know how to work them all and that just amazes me. I know that I only had a week at each station to learn everything there was to know about it, BUT still... I am SUPER IMPRESSED with anyone who works as a kitchen in a restaurant! After spending all that time in the kitchen I am just hoping that I remember what it is like to be a FOH manager because it has been a LONG time since I have actually dealt with customers. Tonight is my first official shift as a full blown manager... so wish me luck! I think I am going to need it.
|My last night on the bar with my favorite Friday night crew!!|
|When servers don't want to do their side work...|
|Manager breakfast of champions... tamales and a giant WaWa coffee at 5:30am when you come in to do inventory|
|Training means organizing the patio cart...|
|Slow night of training... why not make animals out of pickles??|
|Happy 30th AV!!|
|All the fun people out to celebrate AV's 30th|
|Always amazing getting to hang with two of my favorite Chi Mu sisters!!|
|Even made it to one of the hubby's softball games! Look at my sexy husband playing first base!!|
One of the awesome things was that we got to see Dick Yuenling and actually say Hi to him. He was just walking around the brewery eating an apple without a care in the world. I also found it really interesting that instead of just passing the brewery down from generation to generation they actually make the new generation of Yuenglings purchase it from the previous Yuengling owner. I think that is awesome because it definitely makes whoever is running the brewery more accountable for what is going on.
|Inside the old tunnels where they used to store the beer to keep it cold|
|Original stained glass that was used to keep out some of the light|
|Inside the bottling/canning facility|
|Hanging out behind the bar|
We had a successful tailgate until someone (a.k.a. ML) was celebrating his cornhole victory and threw one of the bean bags on top of the solar panels in the tailgate lot. That gave us all a good laugh, but meant that our cornhole playing for the day was done... but that was ok because we had plenty of beer to drink to keep us occupied for the game.
|Down 1 red bean bag|
|Tailgating with some of my best girlfriends!!|
|Some of the best friends we could ever ask for out celebrating Mark's 30th|
|Crab fries... a Philly sporting event tradition|
|She loved her cake so much she even put her foot in it!|
|This cake is delicious!!|
|The V family celebrating Little Miss L's 1st birthday!|
|Water table fun!|
|Little Miss C having a blast at the water table|
|Little Miss C carrying Little Miss L's birthday present outside!|
|We sure are going to miss this girl!!|
|Popping open the champagne to celebrate 5 amazing years!!|
What have you been up to recently?