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Employee of the month
Early each morning our prep staff arrives to peel, slice and dice tremendous amounts of vegetables, fruits, chiles and herbs to use in our recipes. Francisca Diaz started in our "prep" position, doing just that. It was her excellent time-management and presence on the job which garnered respect in the kitchen and an opportunity for the leadership role she now has. A prep cook, Francisca take the prepared ingredients and finishes off recipes utilizing her excellent tasting skills to get the dish just right. Keen anticipation of gauging just right amount of food to make for the guests on a given day, is her super power.
Her family originates from Apatzingan Michoacan in central-west Mexico. An area known for having diversity in geography, indigenous population and produce, Michoacan is also famous for its abundance in avocados—making it a hotspot for guacamole. However in the two years she has been with Picante, she still gravitates towards her favorite dish: Mexico City Style Torta with smoked ham.
Thank you, Francisca, for all that you do for us and with us! Sincerely, Jim, Chef, Alex, Jessica, Mario and Rosa