Adam Gardenhire

Doc Crow

Adam always has a great attitude and exemplary customer service. He takes pride in making sure that our guests feel special, and the guests from out of town get a great idea of what truly makes this town special. Adam is a great employee and is always going the extra mile to help his fellow employees out whenever needed. He is an all-around star, and has picked up every job in the front of house with ease and has developed the skills needed to excel in each of those positions. Adam is an amazing example of southern charm and gentlemanly manners, and represents us well both in the restaurant and at events that we are a part of.

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Micah Todd

Butchertown Grocery

A year ago, Micah came to Butchertown Grocery as a server and he is the employee that every restaurant wants. Micah is incredibly flexible and will do anything to better a guest’s experience. Whether it is running food, mixing cocktails, clearing a table, or sharing his newest nugget of information regarding spirits, he goes the distance to make guests feel like family. There is a measured grace and judiciousness to Micah’s consideration of each guest and their distinct needs as he assesses what he can do to ensure a unique and memorable beverage, culinary, and hospitality experience. Guests consistently compliment his level of service and fastidious attention to detail.

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Patricia Groves

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown

With over 25 years of hotel hospitality experience, Miss Pat is exactly everything and more than you can ask from someone serving your guests. Every day she has a positive smiling attitude and does anything she can to service the guests. Almost every morning a guest will come to the front desk to ensure that someone is made aware of the positive experience they received from Miss Pat. She always wants to be in the dining area with the people to greet them, assisting them with their breakfast options, retrieving requested items, making them coffee, wiping down tables, removing trash, and never breaking her smile.

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Sherri Snawder

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport

Sherri began working at the Crowne Plaza in 2007, while her primary role has been a banquet server and bartender she has assisted in other departments of the hotel to ensure the satisfaction of guests. Her upbeat personality and southern charm make hotel guests feel like family. Sherri should receive the Rose award not just because of the care and service she provides hotel guests but because she has continued to do so while caring for her husband who has been battling cancer. Sherri’s unwavering positivity and dedication to service during such challenging life events is an inspiration to all who know her.

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Maria Kessinger

Mark’s Feed Store

Maria actively engages with her guests. She genuinely enjoys getting to know her guests; where they are from, why they are here, what their interests are. Her servant’s heart and authentic interest in people has earned Maria a position as a Corporate Trainer where she opens new restaurants for our company. We want as many of our employees to learn from and carry out her approach. Maria has also taken over in-house marketing. Who better to represent our core beliefs? Maria truly wants each guest to experience all the best Louisville has to offer. She will joyfully go beyond her job description to help.

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Grace Mican


Grace started at Varanese in 2010, she quickly proved to be a great asset to our team and has set a higher standard of excellence for the restaurant. In 2012, Grace asked if she could train to be a server’s assistant. Grace studied our menu and wine list with great diligence so she could train to be a server. Grace quickly became one of my top servers and one most requested by our guests. As an Environmental Science major, she has taught us the importance of recycling at Varanese. I believe Grace will someday help to make the world a cleaner and better place to live.

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