Happy holidays! This time of year always makes us think about what we’re grateful for, and family is always at the top of the list. But our family is unique. We have not only our family, Thom, Kathy, Ashlee and Kyndal, but our T.C. Eggington’s family too which includes both long time employees and our customers as well.
From Our Kitchen
Four of our kitchen staff have each been with us for 30+ years! We’ve had the pleasure of watching Head Chef David Rodriguez grow from a young man to meeting his now wife and welcoming four children. His three sons and son-in-law all now work at T.C. Eggington’s as well. John “Aldo” Lemke was with us when we opened our doors 34 years ago and is still with us as a cook today, his two children have also worked for us! We’ve had the pleasure of watching Eduardo Escobar as he has risen through the ranks from dishwasher to cook, and then took over as Head Chef at a sister business, NCounter (now Daily Jam). Even as Head Chef, he still comes back periodically to help out! Our Head Prep and Pastry Chef, Leticia Ramirez ,has been hard at work for nearly 29 years.
To Our Dining Room
Speaking of our staff, Brandi Maples is our head waitress who has been with us since 2010, and during her college career before that. She is responsible for managing and training the wait staff – we’d be lost without her! Steve Matson started as a bus boy when he played football at Marcos De Niza, 22 years ago. He and Thom always had a bet for the annual football game between Marcos De Niza and rival Corona del Sol (Thom’s daughter’s high school). Loser had to wear the opposing team’s jersey to work the next morning and nothing delighted Steve more than seeing Thom in a Marcos jersey!
And Our Owners
And we couldn’t talk about family without highlighting our founders, Thom and Kathy! These two are daily fixtures at T.C. Eggington’s – there’s a good chance Thom will be the person to seat you. In addition, he’s still instrumental in hiring and training – while Kathy handles the back office including everything from accounting to insurance.
Beyond our staff, we consider all of our customers to be family too. We want everyone who dines with us to feel not just welcome, but at home. We strive to make sure that each guest feels welcomed and is served a meal that we’ve made just for them. So come grab a quick bite, or stay and enjoy – we’re always happy to see family at T.C. Eggington’s.