Restaurant manager shares secret ingredients to climbing the ranks in pandemic

Farmer's Table manager says positivity in the workplace propelled his career
Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 18:59:41-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — As the pandemic wears on, some people are reporting growth opportunities in the workplace.

Jeremiah Bucher was recently promoted to floor manager at Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton.

Butcher has been working at the restaurant for more than three years, however, during the pandemic, his hard work and positive attitude became a catalyst in climbing the ranks.

He moved into a lead trainer role in early spring and then shifted into a managerial role after demonstrating strong leadership skills when shutdown orders were issued by the state.

“I try to make sure everyone feels validated,” said Bucher. “We call it a ‘Farmer’s Table’ family.”

Bucher’s supervisor says having a positive attitude in the workplace fosters a better atmosphere for diners who continue to trickle back to restaurants.

“Jeremiah really fought the good fight and kept everyone positive,” said Sam Bonasso, director of operations of Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton.

Bonasso explained the recovery process has been steady during the reopening process, so ensuring customers have a good experience is an essential component to boosting sales.

“We’re thinking about the next step and what’s going to happen in the future,” added Bonasso. “We’ll be adding to our leadership ranks.”

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reports about one in four workers in Palm Beach County has filed for unemployment since March.

Bucher is encouraging job seekers to stay optimistic and become eager to learn as many skills as possible.

“They gave me the opportunity through my hard work and always wanting to learn more through the company,” said Bucher. “I’m even learning web design for our training website.”

Farmer’s Table has locations in Boca Raton and North Palm Beach.

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