National Waitstaff Day was May 21st, and while we always value the Mille Fleurs community, it was a nice reminder to take a moment to appreciate the very special qualities that each staff member brings to our work environment. Several of our employees have been with us for quite a while – a couple for more than 30 years! – and we understand how rare that is in the restaurant industry. We are the Mille Fleurs Family!…
Read on for a brief but genuine profile of a few members of our team who have truly helped to shape the Mille Fleurs that we all know and love today.
Of Course, Chef Martin has worked here since 1985, the year of inception of the restaurant and so has Evelyn and Bruno who both started at Mille Fleurs opening day January 3 1985..
Evelyn worked as a hostess and part-time bartender, while Bruno was initially hired as a bus boy, but then quickly worked his way up to captain. They have been a part of some interesting years at Mille Fleurs, Evelyn remembers visits from Julia Child, Victor Mature, and Ann Blyth, while over the years Bruno has waited on Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan plus a variety of celebrities including Dustin Hoffman, Ann Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Pierce Brosnan, Charlize Theron and many many others…
Lara, one of our bartenders has been with Mille Fleurs since 1996, and Ramon since 1999. Ramon was hired as a busser, and now 17 years later is our lead food runner and in charge of the wine cellar. Lara started as a busser, and spent a few years hostessing and cocktailing before settling into her current position as a bartender. In many ways her family has been a pivotal part of the Mille Fleurs legacy, as both her older and younger sisters have worked here as well and still do.
Marko joined us in 2003 as a captain, but started working the door just 2 months later at Bertrand’s urging. He is now lead Maitre d’ and sommelier. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with him you know how perfectly suited he is for his position, and we feel lucky to have him orchestrating our guest dining experience.
At Mille Fleurs we are much like a family, and we create and cultivate relationships that sustain us as an establishment, and also as individuals who have come together with a common passion. We are proud of our history, and of the people who have been here with us along the way. On National Waitstaff Day, and every day, we celebrate the unique contributions of our staff members and hope that our shared dedication to our vision and craft continues to excite and welcome you, our valued customers. Cheers to the past, and the future – it’s all happening here, at Mille Fleurs!