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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Job Shadowing With Jamie: A Lesson On Sustainability

Last month I received a request from one of our high school team members to shadow me for the day at work. I’ve been working with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group for 14 years and this was the first time I’ve received this type of request, so of course I agreed!

Jenni is a senior at South Allegheny High School in McKeesport and works at our McKeesport restaurant. Jenni will be graduating this year and will be studying Environmental Science at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. She selected me to shadow because she was intrigued with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group’s sustainable efforts.

During her visit, I shared with her my responsibilities as well as some of the company’s sustainable accomplishments that I’ve been involved with. We then had an opportunity to meet with some key individuals who make Eat’n Park what it is today. The latter part of the day was devoted to a tour at Turner Dairy Farms in Penn Hills.

We’ve been partnering with Turner Dairy Farms for many years, and I felt this was a good way for Jenni to really understand our relationships with our local suppliers. During the tour, Jenni had a chance to see where the milk, sour cream, buttermilk and cottage cheese are produced for her Eat’n Park restaurant.

Jenni is an ambitious young lady that has a sound understanding of environmental sustainability. She’s passionate about the environment and will be an asset to any company after she graduates. Our day ended and we both went our separate ways, but I have a feeling that this will not be the last time I’ll see Jenni I had a great time spending the day with her, and I wish her the best of luck with the next chapter in her life.

Until next time,


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