October Service Stars

Each month Kerbey Lane Cafe honors two Service Stars. These are team members who exemplify the KLC core values, who lend an extra helping hand, and who are all ‘round awesome people. They are certainly worthy of a spot on our blog. Check them out!

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Service Star Team Member: Mauricio Martinez

Find him at: our Southwest location

Mauricio has been the most consistent, fastest and hardest working busser for the entire three years we've been working together. Every time he's scheduled, I have no worries about my tables, the ice bins, or the cups being stocked. He's the real deal!” –Lindsey Acklen


“Mauricio is the most amazing busser ever! He always helps me with the little things.” –Alex

“Mauricio deserves a raise, a promotion, or a huge bonus! This man worksso hard and never stops!” –Jenn Castellanos


How long have you worked at Kerbey Lane Cafe?

About 5 years.

What is your favorite thing about working at Kerbey Lane Cafe?

Everything! (He’s asked to pick one thing.) <pause> “THE FOOD!”

If your last meal were at Kerbey Lane Cafe, what would you order?

Chicken Enchiladas

What’s your favorite pancake flavor?

Buttermilk with chocolate chips

Kerbey Queso or Cowboy Queso?

Kerbey

What’s your spirit animal?

I don’t know about my spirit animal, but my favorite animal is my dog, Toby!

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Service Star Operations Team: Carl Leefe

Find him at: the Restaurant Support Center

“We would like to nominate Carl Leefe for the Service Star of the month. He has given great service to KLC and its team members for so many years. This month in particular, he has given exceptional service to the Ops Team. He has worked so hard on the seasonal menu that it makes us feel that we have not been working hard enough! We are so excited to see what recipes he comes up with and we’re so grateful to have him, as he is such an integral part of the Ops Team. I don't know where we would be without him!” –The KLC Operations Team

How long have you worked at Kerbey Lane Cafe?

31 years. I got my start washing dishes on the weekend.

What is your favorite thing about working at Kerbey Lane Cafe?

It is the team of wonderful people around me—their energy and ideas are what makes this a great place to work. Also, the opportunities KLC gives to its employees – the opportunity to define yourself within the company and find out where your strengths lie.

If your last meal were at Kerbey Lane Cafe, what would you order?

I always gravitate toward the fish tacos, but without the tortillas. It’s a very pretty plate!

What’s your favorite pancake flavor?

Buttermilk with a cinnamon swirl

Tell me about one of your favorite moments at KLC.

I get really excited when we open a new location. I am there a lot during construction, so I get to see the whole process. I like to visit the night before the restaurant opens, when it’s empty and eerily quiet, because I know that in 12 hours time it will be a busy, bustling 24/7 restaurant. Those final quiet moments give me a chance to reflect on all the hard work that went into getting to that point.

Congratulations to the October Service Stars!