Megan L.

Restaurant Lead

Eataly Dallas
Megan L.

Year Joined the Eataly Team: 2022
Eataly Favorite: Pasta Carbonara

A native of Mesquite, Texas, Megan earned her cosmetology license and worked in the beauty industry for 13 years. Looking for a change, Megan joined Eataly Dallas in 2022 as a Runner in our La Pizza & La Pasta restaurant. Demonstrating great adaptability and dedication to excellent guest service, Megan was soon promoted to a Server position.

As a Server, Megan improved her own skills while always making time to support her team members however they needed. Her unwavering commitment to our standards of service led to her promotion to Lead Server. In this role, Megan constantly strives to improve and drive results in our restaurants. She knows how to connect with our guests and to partner effectively with her teammates. Her contributions have a positive impact on all those around her.

In your own words, what is the role of a Lead Server at Eataly?
“As a Lead Server, every day is different. Sometimes, I manage the floor. Other days, I am totally concentrated on taking care of guests – serving, running food, bartending. I also polish dishes and contribute to taking care of the restaurant.”

What is your favorite part of your job?
“I truly love serving people. This is an amazing job for me because I love making people happy. I also love leading and teaching others. In turn, I like to be corrected and coached myself so I can learn and grow.”

What have you learned while working at Eataly?
“When I started, everything was new. I have learned so much about authentic Italian food and wines – truffle, gnocchi, pasta shapes, all different kinds of products. I am also learning a great deal about communication and leadership. I’ve seen that the way you direct and deliver messages plays a big part in earning the respect of your team as a leader.”

What is your advice to a fellow Eatalian team member?
“Be open minded. Don’t close yourself off to your one job. At Eataly, you can learn and grow in many ways.”

Outside of Eataly, what do you like to do?
“I am a foodie and am always interested in trying out new places to eat. I am also an animal-lover and have four dogs. I enjoy reading, and I like to work out. Finally, I love going to the beach and playing volleyball with my daughter.”

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