Where are you from originally? I am originally from Cincinnati and then moved to Corpus Christi, then Austin. I have been in Austin for 20 years.
When did you begin working at Quality Seafood? In 2006 – 5 years ago
Where did you work prior to working here? What type of background or work experience did you have? I worked at JCs Steakhouse and previous to that I worked at Cedar Street Courtyard for 9 years. I was a manager and bartender at both places.
What do you love most about your job? The people! That was easy. I like both the customers and employees. This is a great place to work.
What is your biggest challenge on the job? Not eating the food! It’s just hard to resist the good food.
In your opinion, what makes Quality Seafood unique? I love that it is a Mom and Pop store. But what makes it most unique is that it is 3 in 1. Meaning that we are a market where customers can purchase fish, a restaurant where customers can dine in, and wholesale for various restaurants and chefs.
Do you have a story to share (an experience with a customer or a coworker, something that might interest our customers? I had one customer celebrate their college graduation party here with her family. She could have picked any place in Austin and she chose us! That says a lot and made me feel great! I had another customer that chose to have their wedding rehearsal dinner here at Quality. They said they wanted the Best Seafood! These customers will always remember that day in their life. What an honor!
What’s your favorite menu item to order on your break at Quality Seafood? I like the blackened drum with mac n’ cheese and green beans. But if I am sticking to my diet I get the grilled ruby red or shrimp Caesar salad.
If you’re a cook, what’s your favorite fish to cook? Why? I try my best to cook something good for my husband and myself. I like to grill Mahi Mahi at home. Mahi has the best flavor and it’s easy to know when it’s done. It’s really good!
If you could give our customers one piece of advice when buying or cooking seafood, what would it be? Look at the color to identify freshness. When I buy fish I like to be able talk to the fishmongers and get their advice when purchasing. I highly recommend all customers talk to their fishmongers.
Please don’t be afraid to ask what is good and what wine/beer goes good with your dish. We have an eclectic range of beers and wines. We can walk you through and help you decide!