BENNY'S DINER

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2020 - 2021 Benny's Diner Director Team 

ABOUT

Benny's Diner is Penn Student Agencies' newest agency!  It is an all-day breakfast diner located in Houston Hall, and scheduled to open in the Fall 2020 semester.  The business proposal for a student-run diner was inspired by the student-run food service ventures presented at the 2019 Student-Run Business Association Conference in Cambridge, MA.  PSA students, Michael Warren C'21 and Jazzy Ortega E'20 with the help of Tyira Bunche C'21 and Alex Jackman C'21 built up the proposal keeping in mind the student body interests in all-day breakfast options, student-run ventures, and increased socially-interactive dining options. PSA employees, Jazzy Ortega, Michael Warren continued on as Co-founders to hire the founding team and complete the start-up of Benny's Diner.

The mission of Benny's Diner is to provide an eco-friendly, affordable, home-style, and community-based dining experience to Penn students through the integration of Penn's unique, diverse, cultural perspectives. We envision a student-run diner offering a variety of home-style breakfast items geared specifically for the Penn community. The diner will be an inviting, friendly, and student-centered study/gathering space in the heart of Penn's campus

MEET OUR FOUNDERS 

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Michael Warren II // Founder // Class of 2021

Jazriel Ortega // Founder // Class of 2020

LEADERSHIP ROLES

Each director has their own responsibilies that are paramount to the overall operations of the buisness. These roles are filled internally, as PSA strives to promote growth and promotion opportunites for all of its students. For more information about all students currently in these roles please visit the Student Leadership page. To learn more about the internal promotion timeline for these roles, please visit the Student Leadership Selection page.

Executive Director

The Benny's Diner Executive Director supports the agency by supervising the overall function of the restaurant, monitoring revenue and expenses, ensuring all other roles are performing as expected, and handling emergencies that may arise.

Perferred Experience

  • Strong communication skills and a professional demeanor when working with staff, vendors, and customers
  • SafeServe Certification
  • Must be reliable, organized, responsible, able to delegate work, able to work under pressure, and a strong leader.
  • Previous customer service and food service experience is a plus.

Key Acquired Skills

  • Leadership: developed through guiding the employees and business toward a common goal.
  • Time Management: gained through learning how to accomplish academic and director responsibilities in a timely and organized manager for the duration of your employment.
  • Fiscal Management: gained through tracking and building revenue, following a budget, and making responsible spending decisions.
  • Entrprenuership 

Purchasing Director 

The Benny's Diner Director of Purchasing supports the agency by ordering products to be sold in the diner, monitoring revenue and expenses, tracking inventory, and polling trends in the products that the customers are buying.

Perferred Experience

  • Strong communication skills and a professional demeanor when working with staff, vendors, and customers
  • SafeServe Certification
  • Must be reliable, organized, responsible, able to delegate work, able to work under pressure, and a strong leader.
  • Previous customer service and food service experience is a plus.

Safety & Personnel Director

The Benny's Diner Director of Safety and Personnel supports the agency by training all new staff members to adhere to food safety compliance standards, conducting facility checks and employee evaluations, and maintaining up-to-date food service best practices and handle and health or safety concerns. 

Perferred Experience

  • Strong communication skills and a professional demeanor when working with staff, vendors, and customers
  • SafeServe Certification
  • Must be reliable, organized, responsible, able to delegate work, able to work under pressure, and a strong leader.
  • Previous customer service and food service experience is a plus

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Benny's Diner Artisan 

The Artisan is responsible for food prep and cooking menu items. This position would be responsible for maintaining outstanding food safety practices while providing quality yet efficient food service to the customers; direct customer interaction by taking orders and payment; preparing beverages and coffee items; and assisting in additional customer needs. They are responsible for delivering food items and assisting other Artisans when necessary; accepting deliveries of inventory and storing it properly in the dining facility or storage rooms.

With each additional year of employment, Benny's Diner employees become eligable for promotion opportunites, raises, and bonuses. Additional positions include Shift Supervisors and Managers. 

Acquired Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Food Prep and Health Safety Standards 
  • Espresso Drinks 

To apply, please visit the Join Our Team page.

WEBSITE

Please visit our website to learn more about our products and services. You will also be able to find contact information and details relevent to maximize your customer service experience.