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Team Moondance Takes Shape

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Finally we are close to the final stages of restoration and construction with the Diner and can re-direct our attention on what will probably be the most integral part of Moondance…. its employees or as we prefer to refer…. team members.  We have been fortunate so far to have some excellent help with the reconstruction and the commercial kitchen addition. Once my sister Tanya Elliott joined the team last March we have been in overdrive with a variety of tasks…. probably most not included in the job description originally. She has been an assett beyond belief and has done her very best to keep this project organized and afloat. We have discussed employees and scheduling and so far we have a couple of people who have truly been patiently awaiting our word to join us.  Ilene Profit, who is currently in Idaho visiting family, has literally been a part of this entire adventure from the beginning. She is a seasoned waitress and can certainly hold her own in the kitchen as well. At one point she and her husband, Mike Profit, owned an operated a restaurant right here in La Barge about 30 years ago. We are fortunate to have her assistance when we open and she will certainly be a delight to the patrons whom will find themselves returning because of her good nature and humor. Did I mention she is also my Aunt? The second person I’d like to mention is not a relative of mine (I don’t think?) but could easily fit right in with what we expect at Moondance. She is a seasoned line cook and has developed an exceptional repor with locals here. We are very excited when she can join us at Moondance; especially as many have indicated “her” kitchen at the Diner is waiting. Denise will certainly be a reason to visit us at the Diner again and again. Then… there is me. I guess I can consider myself a lot like a multiple-personality as I will wear as many hats as necessary to make what we have invested so much in a success. I am very anxious to become acquainted with Diner patrons and look forward to their visit being memorable and entertaining. We are still taking applications for all positions and are visiting with potential team members next week. For anyone with a desire to serve people in a unique and exciting environment we encourage you to contact us. Moondance Diner is merely a Diner; the magic begins with the people .

Like sister, like friend… now team member.

Monday, April 14th, 2008

On April 5th, the  most recent recruit for Team Moondance leaped aboard this “Merry-Go-Round” project we are so very passionate about. Just as most of this journey with Moondance Diner has happened with little regard to  conventional processes…. the means in which Team Moondance is evolving is proving to be no different. Tanya is truly a unique asset to Moondance Diner and I cannot wait to share in this experience with her. In addition to an outstanding resume detailing her work history, education, and qualifications…. it is her ability to visualize her role in this dream and how she can become part of the Moondance Magic. Although we are very different from one another, we  have a shared a childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and that ever-so-clever mid-age creeping upon us. We are a well-needed balance for each other and often find great humor and satisfaction in working together. High five sis… here’s to more memories and all the times Mom really meant for us to “just get a long!” I am fond of the opening to a favorite song by ENYA ….

“Who can say where the road goes, where the day flows, only time…..”  For those who have little time or no time left at all we will do our best to make the most of ours.