Yesterday we recognized one of the super-stars of a great team -- Ana Jerez, who was elected to be our Full-time Employee of the Month for July. Ana is a member of our culinary team, and a strong backbone to it. She cooks for the Tavern, for Nathaniel's and for the Garden Restaurant at PEM. She also helps to prepare banquets. There is literally no job in the kitchen that Ana has not done.
The month of July saw a confluence of events that caused a severe shortage of culinary team members for us, and Ana stepped up to the plate in a huge way to help make sure that everything went perfectly out to our guests. For that reason and many others, Ken O'Keefe, our Acting Executive Chef, nominated Ana for her contributions.
Here you can see how we surprised (and delighted) her while she was working the line at the hotel tonight: