stand out employee: fernanda rendon espinoza

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Meet our Stand Out Employee for May, Fernanda!

Fernanda has been working with us since 2007, starting off in the kitchen at the girl & the fig CATERS! and now working behind the scenes at the fig café.  Her peers describe her as a hard worker who gets everything ready for the kitchen and makes their jobs easier.  We all appreciate all that does every day to make the café run smoothly.

We asked Fernanda a few questions about herself – get to know this stand-out employee a little better, and visit us soon at the fig cafe!

Where are you originally from?
Mexico City 

How long have you lived in Sonoma County?
15 years

What is your favorite spot in Sonoma County?
La Plaza 

Besides the girl & the fig and the fig café, what is your favorite restaurant?
El Molino Central 

What is your favorite food?
Enchiladas

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Pasta

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Kind, Hardworking, Joyful

When you’re not at the girl & the fig, what are you most likely doing?
Helping my husband work

As a kid, what was your favorite tv show to watch?
El Chavo del Ocho

What’s the best part of working for the girl & the fig?
Working with great people

happy fig-iversary!

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 April:

  • Amanda Fleming, Server at the fig cafe, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Eusebio Gutierrez Prudente, Cook at the fig cafe, has been with us for 8 years.
  • Alejandra Alonso, Cook at the girl & the fig CATERS!, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Alberto Cauich Gutierrez, Cook at the girl & the fig CATERS!, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Jack Carpenter, Bartender at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Jorge Noh Castillo, Cook at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 5 years.
  • Alicia Ruiz, Cook at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 3 years.
  • Chhiring Sherpa, Busser at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 10 years.
  • Tsering Sherpa, Busser at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Juan Tuz, Cook at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 10 years.
  • Juan Carlos Tuz May, Cook at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 12 years.
  • Juan Yanez, Sous Chef at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 5 years.

Thank you so much for your work over the years!

stand out employee: ivan ramayo ruiz

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Meet our Stand Out Employee for April, Ivan!

Ivan has been working with us in the kitchen at the girl & the fig since August of 2011. Chef Jeremy says:

“Ivan has been with the girl & the fig longer than I have. I have had the privilege of seeing him grow tremendously in his position of prep.  He is extremely reliable, very hard working, dedicated to his job, and always makes sure to finish his daily tasks in a timely manner.  There are days where we are busy and I throw a lot of side tasks to him in addition to his normal daily’s, and he takes them with stride and is always there to support me.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication!”

We asked Ivan a few questions about himself – get to know this stand-out employee a little better, and visit us soon at the girl & the fig!

Where are you originally from?
Mexico 

How long have you lived in Sonoma County?
4 years

What is your favorite spot in Sonoma County?
Bodega Bay 

Besides the girl & the fig and the fig café, what is your favorite restaurant?
The Swiss Hotel 

What is your favorite food?
Italian Food

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Salmon

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Intelligent, Efficient, and Responsible

When you’re not at the girl & the fig, what are you most likely doing?
Playing instruments at home

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

What’s the best part of working for the girl & the fig?
Learning new things about food

stand out employee: gloria rivera lopez

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Meet our Stand Out Employee for March, Gloria!

Gloria has been working with us in the kitchen at the girl & the fig CATERS! since August of last year. Since then, Gloria has had a chance to shine while working behind the scenes at many of the events that take place at Suite D every week.

We asked Gloria a few questions about herself – get to know this stand-out employee a little better, and visit us soon at one of our Suite D events!

Where are you originally from?
Michoacán, Mexico 

How long have you lived in Sonoma County?
5 years

Besides the girl & the fig and the fig café, what is your favorite restaurant?
Plaza Tequila 

What is your favorite food?
Chicken Fajitas

What is your favorite thing to cook?
Chicken and Rice

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Friendly, Hard Worker, Many Interests

When you’re not at the girl & the fig, what are you most likely doing?
Sharing time with family

As a kid, what was your favorite tv show to watch?
Dora the Explorer

What’s the best part of working for the girl & the fig?
Participating in events

happy fig-iversary!

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.

(Clockwise) Megan, ..., Maria H., Maria W., Lhakpa, Kim

(Clockwise) Megan, Hilda, Maria H., Maria W., Lhakpa, Kim*

Here are the employees who we are celebrating anniversaries with in March:

  • Meghan Belton, Server at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 6 years.
  • Hilda Cruz, Busser at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Maria Herrera, Cook at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Kim McArdle, Bartender at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 5 years.
  • Lhakpa Sherpa, Busser at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 3 years.
  • Geoffrey Smith, Server at the girl & the fig, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Juan Antonio Rodriguez Montoya, Cook at the girl & the fig CATERS!, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Fernanda Renon, Cook at the fig café, has been with us for 9 years.
  • Juan Ruiz Uex, Cook at the fig café, has been with us for 4 years.
  • Maria Werth, Server at the fig café, has been with us for 5 years.
  • Jose Rafael Calderon Martin, Maintenance Assistant, has been with us for 2 years.
  • Janice Shelton, Accounting Manager, has been with us for 2 years.

Thank you so much for your work over the years!

(*Not picured: Geoffrey Smith, Juan Antonio Rodriguez Montoya, Fernanda Renon, Juan Ruiz Uex, Jose Rafael Calderon Martin, Janice Shelton)