Meet Alicia, Kitchen Lead At The NEW Monroeville GetGo Cafe + Market!
This week’s #TeamMemberTuesday is featuring Alicia, Kitchen Lead at the Monroeville GetGo Café + Market! Alicia came to work for GetGo in 2016 at the recommendation of her friends who already worked for GetGo and she hasn’t looked back since. Get to know more about Alicia here.
How did you come to work for GetGo?
I joined the Company in 2016. Before joining the GetGo team, I had been a General Manger for a Quick Service Restaurant for about seven years, and I was only able to go so far with that company. I had basically hit a ceiling, so after doing that for so long, I felt like I was pinned in a box and wanted to go somewhere where I had growth and advancement opportunities. GetGo has provided that for me. I’ve had so many possibilities in the short time that I’ve been with GetGo, and it’s been amazing.
I was hired on as a Kitchen Lead at the new Verona GetGo location when they rebuilt that store. Then I came here to the Monroeville location with Melanie, my Store Leader, when they offered me this opportunity. Melanie is amazing and it’s great to take on new challenges. I got to start over with a new team and train them with the knowledge that I now have that I didn’t have before, when we opened Verona. It’s exciting to come at it from that different angle.
Alicia, Kitchen Lead at the Monroeville GetGo Cafe + Market
Why have you chosen to stay with GetGo?
A big reason that I’ve stayed for three years is definitely because of the people. I have never worked for a company that has such friendly and open managers and leaders that are willing to listen and offer feedback. It’s amazing to be able to interact with these people. I always feel heard. Someone is always willing to listen to me.
The Team Members are amazing! They are people that I would have never met if I had not come to work at GetGo. I’ve never had a day where I’ve woken up and didn’t want to come to work.
What do you love most about your current role?
Personally, I feel like training people isn’t my strong suit, but I really enjoy helping people learn new things. When we try new things and products, like the paninis, I like working with the team to help bring those new products to our guests. At Verona, we were a test store, so we got a lot of the new products first. I also got to train the team on the new products, as well.
What was your best day at work?
My best day at work was the grand opening day here at the Monroeville GetGo Café + Market. The excitement was awesome! We had The Boys and Girls Club here and they did the sub challenge. It was events like that, that made the grand opening such a special day. People in the community came out and welcomed us.
Have you had anyone you consider to be a mentor play a role in your career? How have they influenced you?
Melanie, my Store Leader, has had a strong influence on my career. She been a big influence on me in general. She’s helped me turn some of my weaknesses into strengths. She’s helped me to think about things in a different way for my betterment and the team’s betterment. She understands me and gets me. She’s willing to help me figure out any issues and supports me to achieve my goals.