Elliot started with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group at the wee age of 15. He started as a dishwasher at our restaurant in the Waterfront. He didn’t expect to stay. Oh no, he thought he would work a while and then quickly move on to bigger and better things. Now, he did move on to bigger and better things but he did it all within Eat’n Park Hospitality Group.
After Elliot had dishwashing down pat, he trained to cook. As soon as he turned 18, he trained to be a shift supervisor. So at the ripe old age of 18 he was managing shifts. He really enjoyed what he was doing so after high school he decided to pursue a culinary degree. During school, and even during Elliot’s externship, he worked part time at Eat’n Park. After he graduated with his degree, he decided to enter into the management training program.
He completed his management training at our restaurant in New Stanton. After his management training, Elliot was transferred to our restaurant in North Versailles where he was quickly promoted to manager. He also worked at our restaurant on Banksville Road and is presently assigned back to the restaurant where he originally started, The Waterfront.
Elliot loves the people he works with; both management and team members. He loves the fact that he is more then just a name. He gets face time with everyone. He knows and recognizes the CEO, Jeff Broadhurst, and Jeff knows and recognizes him. Eat’n Park’s CEO couldn’t play under cover CEO.
Elliot says to try new things and be willing to learn. No one is going to push you everywhere you go. To do something day in and day out, you need to love doing it; the days aren’t long if you love what you are doing.
I could tell during Elliot’s interview that he loved what he does. He was bright eyed and bushy tailed on a miserable, snowy, wet early Monday mourning.
I would say by far the biggest and best thing that has happened to Elliot during his 12 years at Eat’n Park was meeting his wife. Congratulations Elliot! I know the next 12 years will be even better!