Dating a restaurant manager
Rather than forbid workplace relationships, I’ve adopted a full disclosure policy enabling managers to monitor relationships and ensure that they are not negatively affecting the work environment.” Barron Matern, general manager, Boca in Cincinnati Backstory: Met Allison Shaw, the “love of [his] life,” in the business, and they’ve been together for three years. “I have experienced the negative and positive aspects of workplace relationships—she was a server and banquet captain; I was the chef.We had mutual respect for one another’s abilities and great communication, so we worked really well together.
Things like fighting at home and then having to come into work and act as if nothing happened, or working with someone and seeing them every day once a relationship has ended.
Dating prospects shrink dramatically for those in the restaurant business, an industry that demands nights, weekends, holidays and long hours. In the real world, it happens regardless of policy.
But how wise is workplace romance given the high-pressure environment and often high-risk behavior? “In a perfect world, dating in the workplace would be a big no-no.
If you’re both responsible for the same duties, trouble is inevitable. The keys to our success were maintaining mutual respect for one another and the delineation of responsibilities. Humans are humans, and sometimes feelings develop between individuals while interacting together in a work environment.
With the right dynamics, husband-and-wife teams separated by different departments can work really well together.” Tim Kolanko, executive chef, Blue Bridge Hospitality (Moo Time Creamery, Village Pizzeria, Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Leroy’s Kitchen Lounge and others), Coronado, California Backstory: Met his wife, Heidi Rindfleisch, while they both worked at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in San Diego. But from a principle standpoint, it’s not a good idea.Expecting someone to be everything to you is a lot to ask of one person and may not work.