Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ketchup with Adam Theesen-Fenton!

Meet Adam Theesen-Fenton, from HSS Dining


·         What is your job?
o   Adam is a cook who you might see making omelets early in the morning.  However, he mostly works in the back cooking breakfast and lunch.  He is also a 5-team leader who directs 4 full time staff.
·         What time do you have to be here to open and prep food?
o   Adam works from about 5:30-2:00, five days a week.
·         Something you like about your job?
o   Adam enjoys the benefits that come with working for UNL which allow him to take classes part-time through UNL and get tuition reimbursement.  He also really enjoys all the people he works with.
·         How many kids come in to eat during each meal period?
o   Breakfast: 500-600, Lunch: 700-1000, Dinner: 1000-1200
·         How many people work during each shift?
o   Varies, but there are 32 full-time employees and over 50 part-time student workers.
·         Where are you from?
o   Adam is from Kearney, NE and has been in Lincoln for 9 years. 
·         What are your interests/hobbies outside of work?
o   Adam loves anything outdoors such as hiking or just being in nature.  He also has a passion for traveling, and he has been to 36 of the 50 states. 
·         Do you have a spouse and/or kids? / Are you a student?
o   Adam is studying to get a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science, and his wife is a law student.  Someday they hope to move to the east coast, and Adam can get a masters in environmental law and policy.

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