The Steaming Tender is my second home – literally! I was born in 2002 right before the restaurant opened in 2004. When I was about 7 years old, I was helping the servers bussing & cleaning tables. Once I got older, I attended a global private school from sixth to twelfth grade, which took up a lot of my time – with sports, academics, & extra circulator activities. I was able to make relationships with people all over the world, take entrepreneurship classes, find out what I wanted to do before I graduated high school. Since I was graduating high school during the pandemic in 2020, it made me think harder of what I wanted to do. My parents are my role models. They introduced to me a ‘no-quit’ attitude and to never give up. My parents have been perfect ‘cheerleaders’, keeping me motivated to pursue my career with the family businesses. I can see my parents & sister every day and do what I love.
Whenever someone tells you how they have been super busy with work, we automatically interpret this as being a bad thing. No one associates work with sunshine, love, happiness, or any positive feelings. These past few years, the word “work” has had such a negative meaning behind it. Some people dread on going to “work”. In the song ‘Vacation’ by Dirty Heads …“I’m on vacation. Every single day ’cause I love my occupation”, is the true meaning on how I feel. At the Steaming Tender, we are one big family, known as “The Tender Fam”. Every single day, I can establish new goals, laugh, smile, create new memories, build connections with guests who dine here & invest in the future of “Lamothe Block”. My next goal is to open a Café to bring people together, build relationships, all while being in a relaxing environment. I am hoping to serve specialty coffees, juices, smoothies & to open late night for specialty craft cocktails.