Name: Nick Cammarota
Title: Social media manager and assistant GM at Blue Duck Sandwich Co.
Stats: Cammarota started training to be a server with zero restaurant experience, but it only took five days for co-owners Kris Serviss and Joe Callahan to promote him to assistant GM. In the six months the Northeast BYO has been open, Cammarota has also washed dishes, worked pastry, helped with the scheduling and reservations and eventually took over all social media duties.
Secrets to success: “Lots of Rival Bros. coffee! But really, my main approach is to treat every day as its own entity. I love and embrace the fact that much of what a restaurant does relies on producing the same product over and over with extreme precision, but no two services ever feel the same.”
Future plans: “Right now, I'm extremely happy with what I'm doing after a few years of being anything but. I was really fortunate to meet Kris and Joe and have them take a chance on me, and I know they have some big plans for the future — it would be an honor to be part of them.”