Well, it’s here. It kind of snuck up on us, but we’re starting to feel it. Fall has arrived! The years pass by faster and faster, mostly because our lives keep getting busier and busier, especially during this time of the year. We start worrying about Christmas coming up, who we have to buy for, and how we will buy for them all! There is so much to do that we start to forget what the season is really about, and we skip over a very important holiday with a very important meaning.
November is a month of Thanks. It’s a time to reflect on all that we have been given and all that we have been blessed to be able to give. In the restaurant industry especially, it’s difficult to remember to take a breath and give thanks. It’s one of the busiest times of the year! This in itself is a reason we should give thanks. So, this is what we are doing. We are stopping, taking a breath and giving thanks for all the great things we have received, experienced and accomplished this year.
“I am most thankful for my two sets of parents. My biological parents, who made sacrifices to give me a better opportunity by sending me to America, and my foster parents, for providing me with education and teaching me the good values in life. I am also most thankful for my wife, family, friends, and co- workers that have contributed to the success and happiness in my life. Thank you everyone.” -Chef Minh Le, Company Executive Chef
“I am thankful for the sacrifices Jesus gave for us, my family, my wife and my Spahr’s family.” -Kellie Frickey, Kitchen Manager (Des Allemands)
“I’m thankful for my family…and my job, because when my family aggravates me, I have a great place to go!” -Katey Martin, Key Server/Bartender (Houma)
“Thankful for a happy, jumping dog to greet me every day when I get home.” -Blair Tabor, Server/Bartender (Thibodaux)
“I’m thankful for the support of my two sons & their families, my mother’s continued good health and especially for my health that enables me to keep working.” -Dorothy Anthony, Catering Chef
“I’m thankful for all my learning experiences over the past year. I’ve grown in many ways, and I have become stronger. Thank you, Spahr’s!” -Genevia Washington, Kitchen Manager (Houma)
“I thank God for waking me up every day in good health. I’m able to work one job, still go to school, and plan for my future. When you’re thankful for where you are in your life, God has bigger and better blessings for you.” -Betty Edwards, Server (Des Allemads)
“The thing I am most thankful for is TIME, because that is what I get to spend with my wife, four beautiful babies, family and friends. We get so little time on Earth, so we should be thankful for every minute and strive to enjoy it all.” -Brent Roger
“Thankful for working at Spahr’s and the wonderful bloody mary’s they serve. I’m thankful for the guests who show appreciation towards my cooking.” -Trimichael Cooks, Cook (Thibodaux)
“I’m thankful for life…that I get to wake up and experience it every day.” -Marchal Daniels, Cook (Houma)
“I am thankful for a loyal crew, my management team that is always encouraging, and the opportunity to make a living pursuing my passion.” -Chris Emery, General Manager (Des Allemands)
“I’m thankful for my family being together for the holidays, because most of us live at least an hour or more away from each other. I am also thankful for direct port nitrous injection, ball bearing turbos and all aluminum lsx blocks.” -Paul Villemarette, Restaurant Manager (Thibodaux)
“Thank you to all who have dined with us over the past 45 years! We could not have stayed in business this long without you. We take pride in our food and our people, so we appreciate all the love and support for what we do. We look forward to another 45 years!”
-Spahr’s Seafood Company