Friday, June 2 2023
Tabitha is great! She is always so supportive of our clients and a great representation of Culinary Staffing. Tabitha has been with Culinary Staffing since June 2021 starting out as a Food Service Worker/Server and worked her way up to Event Supervisor/Captained for over 40 events supporting some of our biggest clients and largest events. Tabitha has great communication skills with the staffing team, clients, and staff. Tabitha has been requested by many to return in a supportive role because of this superior service. Well done Tabitha, keep up the good work and we’re happy to have you a part of our team! #employeeofthemonth #lovewhatdo #juneeom
Culinary Staffing: Tell us a little about yourself.
Tabitha McCluskie: I’m from a small country town in the southern Midwest (Southern Illinois). Growing up with a national forest in my backyard ignited my lifelong love for the great outdoors. Aside from Culinary Staffing, I am also a web developer and graphic designer, a professors assistant and tutor at a college, and I occasionally help build tiny homes in vans for a local van conversion business. I live in Orange County with my husband and our 4 rescue cats.
CS: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
TM: An artist, a paleontologist, an archaeologist, a forest ranger, and a chemist.
CS: Do you have a favorite quote?
TM: Too many favorite quotes to list here by Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy- Star Trek: The Original Series)…
But let me arbitrarily choose this one: “In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.”
CS: What book did you read last?
TM:** The Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1-3) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
**CS: What books are at your bedside?
TM: Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dancing Naked in the Mind Field by Kary Mullis, Visual Thinking by Temple Grandin, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study on Human Nature by William James, Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka, The Art of Living- Writings of Epictetus, An Archaeology Of The Cosmos- Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America by Timothy R. Pauketat.
CS: Motto or personal mantra?
TM: “Remember why you started.”
CS: The best vacation you’ve been on
TM: Road trip across all of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
CS: What is an ability you wish you had?
CS: What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
TM: 100 acres of land in each of my four favorite places
CS: What do you like to do in your spare time?
TM: Hiking in the mountains and desert, backpacking and camping, rock climbing, immersing myself in nature, road tripping, coding and learning new programming languages, drawing and painting, gardening, learning new things in general, reading, being alone, spending time with my husband and my pets, visiting home to see my family, playing piano, listening to my favorite music, discussing philosophy and science, going to museums, working on graphic design and web dev projects, photography, horseback riding; and the list goes on…
Well done Tabitha, keep up the good work and we’re happy to have you a part of our team! #employeeofthemonth #lovewhatdo #juneeom