A little over 5 years ago in Arlington, VA: Though I had worked in Restaurants Prior to Lyon Hall, I hadn’t yet worked in Hospitality. Mark, Andrew, Andy, and David made Lyon Hall what it is today by creating a culture of Education. An Educational Institute if I may.
Daily shift meetings with open Dialogue, Tastings, Quizzes, and Solution Based discussion of our Guest and Employee needs. Our Friends and Family were welcomed with open arms and gifts from the house, and our minds were left to wander off and be creative from our discussions of a very ambitious European menu.
So my first attempt at touching lives with food, but mostly our female staff shaawing was to bring in Fried Chicken with Apple Pie. It was then when I realized how much I enjoyed making someone drop an OMG off something I made. They also taught me how to mix a pretty fucking great Cocktail and how to dress like a Gentleman. Forever Grateful.