Getting to Know Colin
Metz Misericordia has a wide variety of food, but we also have a wide variety of team members who work alongside one another. Some may not know them, but it may be a good idea to learn about some of them because they are people just like you and me. Some faces are new, but some you may recognize and just not know who they are.
One of these many team members is Colin, our Operations Manager. Colin has been here at Metz Misericordia for almost three years and enjoys working alongside people like Chef Matt and the others. I have worked alongside Colin as well since I started my internship here at Metz Misericordia and I found it to be an absolute pleasure to work alongside and interview him. He accepts every task given head-on and is an excellent problem solver.
As an operations manager, Colin is tasked with many objectives to accomplish throughout the day. Some of the tasks include sorting schedules, setting up and running promotions, and helping oversee things going on around the campus like catering and menus (which he works alongside other team members to accomplish). As the operations manager, Colin also makes sure the food is fresh and everything runs smoothly in his domain.
It honestly surprises me how much Colin is tasked with. He does his best to keep everything going and in order while trying to accomplish it all in a single workday. However, he finds that he loves food service and what he does. In fact, his favorite part about working at Metz Misericordia is the structure of it. He says that it is a great choice for a perfect work/life balance and he enjoys working with like-minded people who enjoy to see the smiles on the guest face. Colin believes that this “higher education dining” is a great fit for him and what he enjoys doing
Of course, everyone has a favorite food here at Metz as well. When asked, Colin did not hesitate and said Frank’s Big Mac Burger Pizza was his favorite food served here at Metz Misericordia. I absolutely agree that the pizza Frank makes is exquisite as well, he’s been making them for a years, and has been at Metz for years mastering the craft. The pizza is a cheese pizza with hamburger, pickles, and sauce drizzled over the top, truly something to enjoy.
Colin also mentioned the importance of having Metz on campus. Metz has been established at Misericordia for over 20 years serving food to students, instructors, and other people alike. He believes that the relationship between Metz and Misericordia is strong and well. He says that if something is needed and either can help, than they do so immediately and without hesitation. Colin is happy to help keep food fresh and Metz Misericorida running smoothly.
Personally I feel it is interesting to hear about his ideas and work alongside him. I find it to be a good influence on my work because he is always giving 100% whether it is helping serve on the line or helping put together a dish for photography. Colin gives it his all and he is not afraid to take on new tasks here at Metz Misericordia.
Rachael Murphy, is a senior at Misericordia University studying marketing and communications. She is also the marketing intern for Metz Culinary Management at Misericordia for the 2022-2023 academic year.