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Create EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES for our clients and their guests
Be an Industry Leader in Culinary Excellence, innovative design, and outstanding customer service by valuing our team and creating a fun place to work.
Our team strives to exemplify core values in our daily work. When a Footers employee is caught in an act of awesomeness, they are rewarded with a Jimmy Buck. The name is a testament to founder Jimmy Lambatos, who could always be found going the extra mile for a guest. Team members can exchange JimmyBucks for Footers gear, swag, gift cards, and more.
See how they have earned their Jimmy Buck's below!
Date: March 23, 2019 · Event: Training · Core Value: Teamwork
It was my first day training as a Steward on kitchen side. When I walked in Tessa took me under her wing immediately, and made me feel comfortable and confident in myself. Her tone and composure is very warm and inviting!
Date: January 31, 2019 · Event: YP Catholic Charities · Core Value: Teamwork
Kari was so eager to help with just about everything during the YP dinner and I really appreciated her help throughout the night! She crushed glazing donuts while I left to help plate up. Thanks a bunch!
Date: March 4, 2019 · Event: Second Tasting for M+N · Core Value: Awesomeness
My client provided family heirloom recipes from Malaysia for Heather to create from which in and of itself is why Footers stands out. Then Colbert scheduled a second tasting with them to make sure these creations were authentic. Lastly, Heather literally KILLED IT! The client loved what she made and they are so so so excited for their wedding in a few weeks. Thank you!
Date: December 10, 2018 · Event: The Shop · Core Value: Awesomeness
Over the past few weeks, everyone has been pushing hard and without the positivity from you lifting up the ones around you, December would be a nightmare!
Date: August 5, 2018 · Event: Apaseuth Wedding · Core Value: Ethics
When the rain started, Paige saw that the bags covering the DJ’s equipment had blown off! She acted quickly and taped down trash bags and wiped down his equipment so nothing got too wet. He probably doesn’t even know she did it! Great job!
Date: December 19, 2018 · Event: Hines Event · Core Value: Growth
Connor ran the trucks like a boss for 475 people! Everything was cooked in the right order and for the right time. Great job pushing yourself to the next level.
Date: January 20, 2018 · Event: Guest Experience · Core Value: Innovation
Shared great ideas for guest interaction when they come to Footers, and how to tie with Social Media. Wonderful to know that even in a position with not a lot of guest interaction, she is still keeping our guest experience in mind!
Date: March 22, 2018 · Event: Northfield Realty Event · Core Value: Teamwork
Not only an outstanding coordinator but rolls up her sleeves and displays awesome team work. Helped with the mad rush on tacos - lettuce and tomatoes flying everywhere and Gertz was right in the middle of it doing an awesome job!
Date: January 30, 2019 · Event: Warehouse · Core Value: Respect
DJ fixes EVERYTHING! He's tightened or replaced the screws on the wood cube risers more times than I can count. I've even found metal brackets holding together what were broken crates. Thank you for your time and care!
Date: April 18, 2018 · Event: Casino Night · Core Value: Growth
Stephanie totally taught, with humor, patience, enthusiasm and fun, the 'newbies' on the app prep and presentation, as well as went through the app descriptions and possible food allergies with the servers.
Date: December 16, 2018 · Event: Kitchen Prep · Core Value: Teamwork
Colleen came in early to help us batch out some items in the kitchen during one of our busiest December weeks! Thanks for going above and beyond!
Swag Store. You've never looked better.
Got Jimmy Bucks burning a hole in your pocket? We have great news! It's easier than ever to view and order Footers Swag:
Step 1: Browse through the oddly named items.
Step 2: When you see something you like, click for more detail and enjoy the goofy descriptions.
Step 3: Hit the "Order Swag" button and complete the order form.
Step 4: Anxiously wait for your items to arrive.
Step 5: Show off your AWESOMENESS!
-1 Jimmy Buck-
The 80's were electric, so we're bringing them back and re-living the glory days with these sweet shades. Assemble your air bands, bust out the big hair, and party like a rockstar for the affordable price of 1 Jimmy Buck! Your choice of several tasty neon flavors.
-1 Jimmy Buck-
Did you know you're about 65% water? Yep that's right, Wikipedia said so. Your body relies on good ol' water to provide essential functions to keep you alive and healthy (and at peak catering performance of course). What better way to stay hydrated than with this 24oz whistle wetter? It comes in teal, teal, or teal.
-2 Jimmy Bucks-
At only 2 Jimmy Bucks, you won't need to navigate a room full of lasers or suspend from two dinky wires to get your hands on this shirt. And the 50/50 Dry Blend material will wick every last bead of sweat! If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're a millennial and all you need to know is that this shirt proudly features our Mission Statement. The only thing impossible about this shirt is finding a size small enough to fit Tom Cruise.
It is available in teal for Front of the House, and grey for Back of the House. REMINDER: For those of you who may have both, you are expected to wear your Footers teal shirt to events so that we brand together (see what we did there) and can easily be identified by each other, clients, venues, and vendors!
Lose Your Cool
-3 Jimmy Bucks-
If water pipe puncturing temperatures make you frosty, lose your cool with this warm beanie. This head blanket is made of 100% material, and will stretch to fit any size or shape of noggin.
Breaker Breaker 1-9
-3 Jimmy Bucks-
Did I hear a nine-er in there? Yep! You don't have to be cool, to be cool with this Trucker Hat, because this breathable mesh melon mask will alleviate your suffocated scalp. And it's a snap-back so it'll adjust to any size ego...or mullet!
Preppin' Ain't Easy
-3 Jimmy Bucks-
The hairnet of the 21st century, this fine looking lid offers all the benefits of the old school hair preventing head mesh, while pulling it off in a much cleaner and classier way...the Footers way. Feel free to wear it for prep, or to look cool, but don't forget to trade it for your Chef Hat out at an event. Keep your prep hand strong!
Sexy is Back...Again
-4 Jimmy Bucks-
Now with less white, and more heather grey, you'll have an easier time keeping your dirty paw prints off this cool cranium cover! Join us and Justin Timberlake in the fight against male pattern baldness so that we can bring sexy back, and keep it here.
Sizes: S/M or L/XL
-6 Jimmy Bucks-
Back in 1982, the world celebrated Footers' first birthday with the release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. But perhaps even greater than the movie, was the gift of the hoodie, made popular my Elliot. This laid back torso treat is great for those less than warm days, or when you need to bike a friendly alien back to his ship during the wee hours of the morning.
-6 Jimmy Bucks-
You've worked hard, put in long hours, and pleased many people, so go ahead and hug yourself...with this amazingly soft and furry fleece jacket. Made by China, approved by sheep.
Back, Pack, Bag it Up
-7 Jimmy Bucks-
Haul your stuff around in style! Your reusable grocery bag is for groceries, and doesn't need to pull double duty any longer as your go-to bag/purse/or fashion accessory. It's got 2 padded shoulder straps so gone are the days of cutting off your circulation the old fashioned way. Oh, and it's got a laptop pouch, water bottle holster, and plenty of room for snacks, pens/pencils, phone chargers, clothes, you name it. Congratulations, you're a human marsupial!
-8 Jimmy Bucks-
It's a weak Back to the Future reference, but if the original Members Only jacket of 1985 could travel through time to 2015, this would be the result. And at a screaming 88MPH, it blurs the lines between business and casual, making this soft shell storm shield a must have in your work wardrobe.
-10 Jimmy Bucks-
Throw down 10 Jimmy Bucks and you are guaranteed to win big! It's a game of chance, and the prizes range from Swag Bags, to Custom Nike ID shoes, Indoor Skydiving, Mystery Tickets (to sporting events, concerts, etc), and seasonal gifts. All items are valued at a minimum of $50. Spin the wheel, cross your fingers, and get ready to celebrate!
Failure is Not an Option
-12 Jimmy Bucks-
Caterers are the Navy SEALS of the food industry. We will get dirty, we will get wet, but most importantly we will brave the elements no matter what to accomplish our mission. And we've got good news; our mission just got a lot more comfortable! When the conditions aren't great, this jacket is, and you will be happy you brought this work-proof warrior along for the ride. It's the toughest and most rugged jacket available to the Fork Knife Spoon Platoon.
-16 Jimmy Bucks-
It's a fleece...it's a raincoat...it's SuperJacket! If you have enough Jimmy Bucks to buy this metaphorical cape, we know you must be a super hero, and have the perfect jacket for you. Sometimes the air conditioning is a little too brisk at your Daily Planet cubicle, and all you need is a lightweight fleece. Sometimes you're not near a phone booth when it's raining and need the power of water-repelling polyester. And sometimes you need both so you just zip 'em together. Don't let the weather be your Kryptonite, grab this 3-in-1 SuperJacket to save your day.