Talent Talk | Featuring Aby D.

October 27, 2023
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Say hello to Aby! Aby has been with Jitjatjo since 2019, she is a working mom and loves spending time with her son and two pugs. Aby loves the diversity of the gigs that Jitjatjo has to offer and how she can create her own schedule. Aby’s special talent is cooking and she can’t live without her cast iron skillet. Abbey’s biggest piece of advice for newbies at Jitjatjo is to always be professional. 

Name: Aby Diop

Joined Flex: Winter ‘19 

Profession: Cook, kitchen assistant

What interested you about working with Jitjatjo?

My experience with Jitjatjo is that you get to be around all different types of kitchens, which allows you to discover different cooking techniques and learn a lot. I also enjoy all the various aspects of what it’s like to be in the food industry.

What’s your favorite gig you have worked so far and why? Tell us about it.

So far my favorite gig I have worked was at John Frazier. It was the best experience, I’ve learned so much over there.

What's the best part about making your own schedule?

Selecting my own schedule is fantastic, especially as a working mom. Having a flexible schedule is something my teammates also really enjoy. 

What’s a typical work day look like for you?

A typical day for me is getting to work with a positive attitude and being enthusiastic. I start my day by prepping first, setting up my station, and the most amazing part, cooking for the customers.

What scared you the most when you took your first gig?

Everyday is a new challenge, particularly when you find yourself in different locations and you want to be appreciated for your work. On my first gig, it was really important to me to leave a good impression.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new Jitjatjo teammate?

My advice to my Jitjatjo teammates is to maintain a neat and professional appearance and to demonstrate a strong willingness to work hard.

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

My proudest achievement during my time at Jitjatjo is consistently impressing the chef on every shift through hard work and the demonstration of my skills.

With a flexible schedule, how do you like to spend your time when you're not working?

During my time off from gigs, I enjoy shopping, cooking, and traveling in my free moments!


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