Today I went to one of our G Deli deliveries. I rarely get the opportunity to attend any of our catering events, much less a delivery, but this was for an old client and for 85 people and I wanted to make sure that it went off perfectly. My days have been stressful lately and I was running late, so to say the least I was definitely a little unsettled. I pulled into the parking lot at Southwood Valley Community Center, dabbed on a little lip-gloss and took a deep breath to prepare myself for walking into luncheon.
I was quite surprised at what happened as I walked through the door and began to survey the premises. The room was bustling with people, our food buffet looked great, my hard-working team were all smiles, and I felt a calmness come over me. I jumped right in to help out wherever was needed and I quickly came to realize that I was enjoying myself. The lunch that we were a part of was the 2011 Senior Chic Fashion Show and it was an honor to be a part of it. Everyone was chatting, smiling and of course – eating! I stood there and watched a while and just thought about how great it felt knowing that what I did for a living was important and rewarding. Food is such an integral part of our lives. Think about it. It nourishes our body and we can’t live without it. Food also invokes emotion within us with every meal. It can comfort us, make us happy, disappoint us and can even motivate us. It can make or break your day. Have you ever had that day that was just horrible from the start? Nothing going right and the only thing you can think of to make it better is your favorite sushi roll at that little Japanese restaurant that you love. Or how about the time when you take a friend to your favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and the food is not up to par. This is not only disappointing, but embarrassing as well. Bottom line is that food is important and I’m glad that I’m in the business. I get motivated when I have great food and also when I have not so great food. It motivates me to continue working and building a wonderful company that maintains an excellent standard. I love my job and I’m glad that I had the opportunity today to remind myself how rewarding that it can be.
– Lexie A.