Stand-out Employee of the Month: Brianne Romaguera


Meet Bri, our stand-out employee for December!

Bri started working for the girl & the fig as a host in March of this year, but has quickly mastered running the books.  Described by her managers as always eager to learn and someone whose personality is contagious and naturally belongs behind a bar, she has recently started training as a server and bartender (now that she has turned 21).

Here is some praise from the girl & the fig’s managers, who chose Bri to highlight as this month’s stand-out employee:

“Bri is a true team player.  She genuinely cares about the guest, the experience and the fig culture, making lasting impressions on guests, coworkers, and her managers.  Bri’s personality, eagerness to learn, and commitment to the fig make her a standout in the restaurant as well as now behind the bar.”

We asked Bri a few questions about herself – get to know this stand-out employee a little better and come in soon to say hi!

Where are you originally from?
Kona, Hawaii

How long have you lived in Sonoma County?
About a year

What is your favorite spot in Sonoma County?
Sonoma Regional Park in Glen Ellen

Besides the girl & the fig and the fig café, what is your favorite restaurant?
Mini Mango Thai Café in Napa

What is your favorite food?
Everything – mainly Thai or Chinese

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Stir-fry or Italian food

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Outgoing, personable, funny

When you’re not at the girl & the fig, what are you most likely doing?
Sleeping, eating, and enjoying the company of my cat

As a kid, what was your favorite tv show to watch?
Rocket Power

What’s the best part of working for the girl & the fig?
Working with my fig fam and giving guests an incredible experience

Happy fig-iversary!

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We are so lucky to have such amazing employees, many of whom have been with us for several years.  It’s absolutely important to acknowledge everyone’s hard work from day to day, but we also love to acknowledge our employee’s anniversaries in celebration of the time they’ve spent to make the girl & the fig, the fig café and the girl & the fig CATERS! what they are today.

Here are the employees who we are celebrating anniversaries with in December (pictured from left to right):

  • Miguel Balam, Busser at the fig café & winebar, has been with us for 6 years.
  • Laura Dunn, Director of Catering at the girl & the fig CATERS!, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Uriel Ortiz, Chef at the girl & the fig CATERS!, has been with us for 13 years.

Thank you so much to all of you for your work over the years!

Hiring at the girl & the fig!


We’re mostly at the end of our hiring season for 2013, but as the Human Resources Manager for the girl & the fig and all of her sister locations, I see an overwhelming amount of résumés and applications come across my desk throughout the year.   It’s amazing to see the variety of experience and interests that bring people to us, and I try to touch every applicant with a response.

If you’re currently job hunting and looking to brush up your résumé, take a look at this post from Ask a Manager for some tips on what to focus on.  As a frequent HR-related blog reader, this blog is a great source for job seekers, and this advice falls in line for what I look for most in résumés that I receive.

Even though our busy hiring season is still a few months away, we are always looking for great candidates.  If you’d like to work with us, check our website for openings that we may have and instructions on how to apply.

Here are some positions that we’re currently hiring for:

–          Hosts at the girl & the fig
–          Bussers at the girl & the fig 
–          Bartenders at the girl & the fig 

Hope to see you at one of our locations soon!