stand out employee: herlinda

Meet our Stand Out Employee for May, Herlinda!

Herlinda has been working with us at the girl & the fig as a Host since 2015, and she has quickly become a familiar friendly face to our guests and a superstar employee to her managers. Choosing Herlinda as this month’s Stand Out Employee was unanimous among the management staff.

From her managers:

“Herlinda is always quick with a smile and gives the impression that she is genuinely happy to see each and every person that walks through the door. Over the last year, Herlinda has grown tremendously as a person and as an employee; she demonstrates great leadership of the host team making sure all new trainees are set for success while trying to infect them with her constant enthusiasm for the fig and for life itself.”

We asked Herlinda a few questions about herself - get to know this stand-out employee a little better, and visit us soon at the girl & the fig!

Where are you originally from?


How long have you lived in Sonoma County?

All of my 18 years of life!

What is your favorite spot in Sonoma County?

I enjoy hiking and my favorite spot is the Sugarloaf Park. There is a beautiful waterfall somewhere in there.

Besides the girl & the fig and the fig café, what is your favorite restaurant?

Paradise Sushi & Grill, Sol Food, and Speakeasy for their vegetarian burgers

What is your favorite food?

Sushi!! I can eat sushi almost every day.

What is your favorite thing to cook?

I love to cook Asian food (Thai, Chinese, etc.)

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Adventurous, gregarious, and funny (I think)

When you’re not at the girl & the fig, what are you most likely doing?

I spend most of my time baking! I bake every other day. I wish I could have my own personal kitchen!

As a kid, what was your favorite tv show to watch?

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and The Powerpuff Girls

What’s the best part of working for the girl & the fig?

It is always a good day when I make people happy, and I love working with my colleagues.

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