What do you do? ....
Dave Verdu

Where do you work and what is your title?
       I am co-owner of La Famiglia Pizza -n- Subs, 1732 W. Uintah St. in the Uintah Gardens Shopping Center.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
       My responsibilities include the everyday operations of the restaurant (i.e., customer service, inventory control, scheduling, marketing). I also maintain concessions at the World Arena, and the US Air Force Academy.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
        My BisNoni (Great Grandma) started the first La Famiglia Deli in a small Italian community long before I came along. I learned to stir the sauces at a very early age. I've been involved in this work for 15 years. We started on the Westside in November of 2003. There is nothing like the view from the Westside.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
       I enjoy our customers. I meet a lot of good people.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
       I wouldn't change anything at all. Maybe one thing, we need more customers to try our menu for the first time, and marketing can get tough at times. Other than that, I really enjoy the restaurant business.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
        I'd have to say the energy level. I work long hours, and every customer deserves the best service. I don't think they have a class on energy level.
What makes working on the Westside special?
       Serving the most knowledgeable Coloradans is a privilege. The Westside people are into building the community merchant, and that is just what I am.

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