Anyone who has ever stepped into Bountiful Bread and heard a joyful voice and infectious laugh immediately recognizes whose it belongs to— General Manager, Amanda Martin. A near veteran of the scratch bakery world, Amanda’s biggest goal at Bountiful Bread is to make her customers happy.
You can’t help but like her. You feel like she’s either a close friend or a family member within seconds of talking to her. You don’t know why, but, suddenly, you’re smiling at whatever is being said. You like this person, you recognize that she’s a good person and you can see the impact she has on her entire organization. Let’s learn more about the person who runs the Bountiful Bread ship so smoothly.
You’ve been here for what seems forever, how many years has it been?
AM: Laughs. I know! Actually, February marked 7 years!
Wow! That’s incredible. Do you love it?
AM: Honestly, I do. I never thought that I’d make a career of working in the foodservice industry, but I truly love what I do.
That is so refreshing to hear. What do you love most about your job?
AM: One of the best parts of my job is that you can easily make someone happy; it’s amazing what a good attitude and food can do to brighten someone’s day. Coupled with that, which is huge, I love the people I work with. I call them my Bountiful Family and we work so well together.
Now, every job has difficult aspects of it, what would it be for Bountiful Bread?
AM: Running any company is challenging, but it all comes down to art of balancing the needs and tasks of each department. However, I learned the key do efficiently doing that is having solid communication with one another.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The renovations have had mixed reviews amongst patrons, what are your thoughts on it?
AM: Smiles. In all honesty, the renovations were needed to properly accommodate the volume of customers, prepare and get food to them more quickly and to improve the flow of the establishment. I really like what was done!
With so many choices, what is your favorite food?
AM: I love our salads. You can customize your order and select the exact toppings that you’re in the mood for and everything is fresh and prepared daily.