Here’s a quick Q&A to help you get to know Jesse, one of the newer members of Team Dragon Bowl:
How long have you worked for Dragon Bowl?
Four months. But I’ve loved Doc Chey’s for a long time.
Where did you work previously?
I’ve worked for a landscaping firm, a Jewish after-school program, a summer camp for children on the autism spectrum, a Jewish day-camp, and for Domino’s.
What do you love about working at Dragon Bowl?
I love that you learn something new every single day. I love the people I work with, who have taught me so much. I really enjoy welcoming customers who often include my neighbors, my former Fernbank Elementary teachers, and my friends and their parents. And I love that I get to pick a delicious meal of my choice every day.
What’s your favorite thing on the Dragon Bowl menu?
My favorite meal is Ramen Soup with Rib-Eye and no sweet pickles. I eat it every single day at 2:45 pm. This meal is literally one of my biggest incentives for working so hard every day.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about feeling that I’m moving forward and making progress every day. I’m very happy to be at Dragon Bowl, gaining skills every day and learning how the restaurant business works. My next big step is that I hope to join the Navy.
Any secret talents or stupid human tricks?
I beat-box (it’s kind of a jazz and blues lost art of making percussion with your mouth). I’ve performed in front of many audiences and once was auditioned by the producer of OutKast. I’m not saying I would never perform at work but it would take a large tip or an extra dinner.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I was born in Kotel, Bulgaria, to a Romany [“Gypsy”] family. I was adopted at age four by the Greene/Samuel family in Atlanta. It’s a really wonderful big family and we have a lot of fun together. We have been in contact with my birth family.
Hobbies & interests?
One of my main hobbies is playing basketball. I look at basketball as more than a game. I think that basketball can really shape a man’s maturity on and off the court. I play in pick-up games about four times a week.