Today we pretty much wrapped up the staffing. As far as the kitchen, we welome aboard Jeremiah M., David O., and Frank M.. Frank M. some of you ask, could that mean Frank Martinez? THEE Frank Martinez? The same Frank Martinez who a few years back when you thought you were kind of play fighting with him, and he thought you were doing a "Bula Fight Club" and kicked you in the knee tearing your ACL and sending you into orthoscopic knee surgery? That Frank Martinez? And my answer is "yes" THAT Frank Martinez. We welcome Frank back with open arms (and guarded knees). What can I say, I'm a sucker for hulking, violent, hard working, barking guys from Guam. Welcome back Frank. Jeremiah is joining our crew as our sous chef and brings alot of great ideas, energy,and experience. We're glad to have him as a part of our opening team. David is our new "Young Gun" and is coming in with not alot of kitchen experience but a great attitude and a desire to learn. He'll be joining our crew that came with us from bula, Corry B. (yes, Boyle..mini me) and Nick. All of that will now be under the watchful eye of Salt's chef de cuisine, Anthony Mandeville. Tony was my sous chef for 5 years at bula and is now taking that leap into running the kitchen, allowing me time to run the restaurant and concentrate on YOU, our customers, menus, business, and making sure everyone and everything is running smooth. We have put together what I think is a great team and can't wait to get rollin'.
As far as front of the house (waitstaff, bus-people, bartenders, manager), there we have a fantastic team as well being led by Salt's new manager Jen Hornung. Its already been great working with Jen and are really excited at having her on board. The front of the house starts with our senior employee from bula, Sir Erion Adams, whom not only comes and joins us as our senior employee, but is a good friend as well, so we are totally into having Erion with us. Erion is joined by Ms. April, Ms. Kelly, Corey S., and Rachel M. All bula alum. Add to that mix of a bunch of fresh names and faces that we have hand-picked, put them all under the watchful eye of our resident Hawk...Laurie, and I think we have an awesome team!
Tommorrow's work is...Dining room floors, kitchen floor, fountain, and next coat of poly on the bar!
And now I know by the counter that's posted on this sight that all of you are reading this, I just find it hard to believe that no-one has anything to say...not even a "Hey Brad, your blog sucks, stop wasting your time writing all of this crap that no-one cares about. Why don't you get a life, or spend the time you are wasting by putting up posts on getting your restaurant open." Or "Hey Brad, that blog thing you are doing is so f-ing incredible, why are you wasting time opening a restaurant when you should be writing for a magazine or for tv shows, you are awesome dude, keep it coming, I sit and stare at the computer for hours just hoping that you will put up another post soon." SAY SOMETHING...ANYTHING....LOL