Who: Marina Kerstanski – General Manager, South Philly Cheese Steak & Fries, Tony + Benny’s, and Jersey Mike’s (Woodbury Commons)
How long have you been with Villa: 2 years
How has Villa helped in your development: I was a General Manager in the full-service division of foodservice. Villa helped me crossover and utilize my abilities into the quick service division of foodservice. A unique experience which helped me develop a more well-rounded knowledge of foodservice.
What keeps you with Villa: I love my job and the team I get to work with every day. Villa is a solid company in which there is opportunity to grow and advance. I also like learning new things. In the two years since I have started, I’ve been given the opportunity to train and open Jersey Mike’s, and to train and (eventually) open a brand new to VRG, Melt Shop.
What sets Villa apart in the industry: We are Innovative we continue to evolve and think outside the box. I have recommended Villa to many people I have worked with in the past. I believe you can build a career working at Villa I stand by my belief in VRG. I started my foodservice career as a server, which taught me that the importance of treating employees and Guests with an exceptional level of hospitality does define the success of your restaurant. Through VRG mission statement and Core Values, we mirror that importance. Our initiatives and values are unique and help develop our teams, who in turn, reflect this culture.
What are you most proud of when it comes to Villa: I am most proud of my team here at Woodbury. They come in and work hard every day. I proud of all our accomplishments together, including being #1 on Black Friday, and all we will continue to accomplish together.