Valenti F. Zera
A 4 Year Veteran of our Team, Hazwa Or Momma, as our Staff has appropriately nicknamed Stephanie was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. This aspiring movie star is without a doubt the most frequently asked for service staff member we’ve had in years. Each thyme is a magical experience filled with stories and pixie dust detailed service. An uncanny approach to name recognition, anniversaries and birthday celebrations for all in her path, she provides a warmth in her service that only A Food Whisperer possesses. Always super inquisitive and knowledgeable beyond compare, HazMat never lets her peers go on the floor without supreme cognizance of plate preparations and accompaniments. A stickler for law and order & having things done the right way the first thyme being addressed. When not working, you can find BioHaz, chilling at the beach, volunteering with the Turtle Rescue Team at NCSU Veterinary School, reading Kurt Vonnegut, listening to String Cheese Incident and watching Tarantino flicks, to name a few. Don’t mess with Ms. Hazard as she is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has a mean slice to her tennis game. This omnipotent Lioness keeps us all on our toes and is eventually planning on becoming a wild life videographer and exploring the Galapagos Islands after she receives her degrees from N.C. State in Zoology & Environmental Sciences.
The Chosen One
William Marcus Medford Jr.
Mafias Amigos Tres
Employee Resource Manipulator
AnnMarie joined our staff 12 years prior learning our methods at our hostess stand. After honing her superior skills of customer enhancement, she quickly moved onto our floor as a lead commissioned saleswoman. All amidst whilst her degrees in Business Economics & Studio Art from Meredith College as a straight A student. AnnMarie delivers on a daily basis an extremely positive vibe that transcends onto our regulars & co-workers. Her infectious desire to be perfect on all details and disciplines shines ever so brightly and is why she is one of our very best. Her major influences are provided through Chef’s Pettifer & Meford tutelage in helping ground her familial atmosphere in and out of work. Such a bright, smile filled comforting energy engulfs her beautiful essence.
Off premise, she is consumed with her GentleGiant Dwayne and retracing her carbon footprint to a Non-Zero Factor. Her life literally revolves around being as green as possible. A fluent Spanish speaking Sculptor who volunteers yearly at the Penland School of Crafts which is very important to this budding Artist in the making. In addition, Ms. Valea is quite involved with her mobile gardens that are home to catnip, haricot vert, dragon carrots, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, marigolds, amaranth, rainbow chard & pink cone flowers. She can also be found camping & photographing The Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountain Ranges. When not painting her hand crafted vessels, this Mammoth Sunflower can be found snuggling with her Blood Hound Ollie, her cat Stella and two frogs Lily & Augie.