Occasionally, you stumble upon someone who has that certain sparkle, that extra flash, the “it” factor.
Ken is one of those people.
You might miss the special quality if you concern yourself with the freshness of the post-wedding salad, the seasoning of the chicken, the snap of the green beans. Talking with other invited guests at the table, you might not look up from the dinner to catch the enthusiastic grin and skip in your server’s step. But, if you watch him work the table, if you follow him around the room as he serves the meal and clears the dishes, you will be impressed; you will be amazed.
It was my delight to take a moment to talk with Ken and discover that his is more than a talented waiter.
Many young people serve food because it is nothing more than a starting point in a life of greater, more meaningful employment. But not Ken. He doesn’t do this job out of necessity. He serves at banquets, celebrations and social events because he loves people. He gets jazzed by the work. He lights up when he serves. He enthusiastically ensures that the guests are well cared for.
I suspect that Ken won’t work for this catering company for very long. My guess is that in a very short time he will OWN this company. His work ethic, charming personality and firm handshake guarantee that he will use is degree to quickly rise to a place of leadership. He will blaze a path to the top and in the process, he will make many, many people very happy.