According to Tatiana Twedt, Hawthorn manager, Paul has transformed dining services at Iowa State by:
• DESIGNING a digital menu board system that was cost-effective and more visually appealing
• LEARNING menu board software to further develop the menu medium without outside help
• WORKING with a student manager to design and implement a custom stand-alone order number display system
• TRAINING employees to be successful in their jobs by creating visual aids to explain duties and procedures in detail
I think I am very adaptable to any situation I come across: technical, mechanical and logical. Coming from an IT background, and with foodservice increasingly incorporating IT systems into the mix, I find myself troubleshooting equipment before anyone needs to call support.
Follow my intuition and be confident in what I do.
Creating the digital menu system and teaching myself some of the technical skills to pull it off.
When IT professionals comment on the digital menus and they are surprised that I am behind them.
I am looking to earn a master’s degree to continue to grow, challenge myself and gain more responsibility.
We nearly had to evacuate the building after we accidentally powered off the hood exhaust fans above a heavily loaded charbroiler. They wouldn’t start back up right away and the air quickly filled with smoke.
We had to open a newly renovated facility in five days after construction problems had delayed the opening. I spent long hours cleaning construction debris, installing equipment, training new staff and trying to get our new cloud-based POS working. Opening day went better than imagined, so that justifies a laugh.