Wow. Am I proud of my students. They made and served dinner to a very long table of guests on May 3rd in our central hallway. The experience was absolutely full-on professional.
Many of our students heard how proud everyone was of them too. Some students were even a little concerned, as if the accolades were based on how they behaved, not what they achieved.
But our success was not based on behavior or manners, it was based on something much stronger. There is a lot of strength in putting all of your combined efforts together to create true hospitality. Perhaps schools don’t experience this enough.
Together we can create more than the sum of our parts. We create that “magic” in the room, the reason why many restaurant owners take those huge financial leaps to provide a place where people can go and get fed in so many ways. When your guests have truly enjoyed their experience, it gives you this wonderful feeling, much more than satisfaction. There is a great deal of value to being a part of that kind of group effort and accomplishment. Thank you everyone involved with our first Long Table Dinner. More pictures soon, as we look forward to our next one in October!