Staff Highlight: Amy Weaver
Ever wondered what the Easton Porter Group’s secret to thriving in the hospitality, food and wine industries is? It’s simple – hire amazing staff and build talented teams at each of our properties from Charlottesville, Virginia to Charleston, South Carolina. Here on the blog, we’re highlighting some of the great team members that are key to our success.
Today’s staff highlight is of Amy Weaver, a server at Zero George Restaurant in Charleston. Amy has a BFA from the Art Institute of Charleston, where she studied interior design. She has since shifted her primary focus to photography, however, when she’s not working at Zero George. Amy is also a phenomenal server!
Read the following interview with Amy to learn more, then head over to Zero George to see her in action!
When did your interest in the hospitality industry begin? How long have you been working at Zero George?
I have been in the hospitality industry for more years than I care to admit! Haha! It has always been a way for me to stay in a creative field with flexible hours and great money. I have worked at Zero for 2 years.
What’s your favorite part about working at Zero George?
I think the best thing about Zero is how tight we all are. We are a work family for sure, and we all care so much about the restaurant and making sure we do our part to make chef’s creations shine in the best light possible.
What’s your favorite dish on the menu?
One of the best things I have ever eaten is Chef’s Beef Wellington. It is phenomenal. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! My favorite drink is definitely the American Surrealist. It looks like a painting with all its pretty colors! It is perfectly balanced and silky smooth because it has egg whites in it. It was made as a nod to the artist Richard Hagerty when he had an exhibit at the City Gallery (he is also our marketing director Curry’s dad).
When you’re not working, what are some of your favorite things to do around Charleston?
As a food person, I love to check out new restaurants, there is never a shortage here! People always ask me my favorite places to eat so I consider it research. I also love to take my camera out downtown and walk the streets of the peninsula. I think the absolute best way to see Charleston is on foot. There is so much to see; if you are going any faster you may miss something!