Anthony Reinert graduated in 2005 and was hired as a server, became head server, and then was promoted to front-of-house manager.
A recovering drug addict who spent time in the county lock-up, Reinert
sees himself as a poster child for the program.
"I am uniquely qualified to help some of the students out, to sit down and talk with them if they need it," he
"I've been the places they've been, and I made it.
There's no reason anyone else can't."
works the front-of-house staff to make sure the quality stays high and customers stay happy.
enjoys watching interns progress.
"They come in unsure of themselves," he
"To gain the personal confidence to be able to move on and move up, that's awesome."
Dishwasher Mitchell Attley, who went through the program in late 2009 and was hired right afterward, says he
had been down on his
luck and couldn't find a job.
"They help out ex-convicts and homeless.
I was both of them," he