Meet Our Staff
Is the reason you’re even reading this! As a young girl Jennie dreamed of owning her own restaurant. Little did she know, it would have her name in the title and be known across the Lakeland! Jennie has worked on and off in the food industry since was 14 years old. With all this experience, she has put together a great menu to include comfort food for everyone; hers being the Hound Dog. Jennie believes that the little people matter and that’s what makes up a community. This is why we offer many locally sourced products, gluten free, dairy free and vegan items. So make sure you give Jennie a wave if you see her hustling around or cooking up a storm!
Is Jennie’s husband and the reason behind everything being so shiny. Camile works very hard right from the crack of dawn, to keep up all the maintenance. He spent a few years in the kitchen as a teenager and then moved into the oilfield. Usually mid-day you can find Camile sipping on a bowl of soup, one of life’s simple pleasures.
Is our full-time manager and baker. She is also our part-time jack of all trades. Some days you might find her cooking in the kitchen, washing dishes or giving the regulars a hard time. She always finds the time though for her favourite thing to eat, the Rockabilly Burger. Alisha has a creative soul and most of our marketing and menu construction is done by her.
Is our prep cook/ on the fly fill in cook. She’s been a great addition to our team and provides 44 years of experience. She began hanging around her mom in the kitchen and since then has never left. She specializes in making perogies and amazing soups. Her favourite thing to eat off the menu is the Classic Breakfast. Fun fact Tina is Jennie’s sister in-law!
Is our head cook and has been cooking in the service industry since he was 18 years old; although he practices quite a bit at home with his family and delivers great ideas for our weekly specials. Most people don’t know but Richard can bake! Especially one mean apple pie! His favourite item on the menu is Blooming Onion.
Is our day time waitress. She’s been serving for 8 years and 3 of them with us. Rebecca has been promoted into a manager position and occasionally you will see her helping in the kitchen. You’ll always find her smiling and eager to help anyone out. Rebecca’s secret talent is that she’s got a great memory, although much of it holds really bad jokes. If you ask her, her favourite meal is the Deluxe Burger.
Is our longest running staff member, working through the ranks of milkshake girl to dishwasher and now waitress. She was a born waitress due to her great multitasking skills. Which doesn’t come as a surprise that she can recite 62 numbers of Pi. Shelby is extremely hard working and reliable and if Jennie were to pay her in Pulled Pork sandwiches and brownies, she still wouldn’t skip a beat.
is now our main baker. Her job has come full circle since applying to be a baker and landing a waitressing job for almost a year. She still waitresses now and then but her amazing cupcakes and smile will always bring you back for more. And if you could only choose one treat, Larissa would say go with the Nanaimo bar!
Has been in the food industry the shortest amount of time but has caught on very quickly. Some days she actually works better under pressure! Quick on her feet Sydney has fallen in love with waitressing. But her first love will always be the Deluxe Burger.
Is our long time dishwasher who’s been with us since October 2014. Ashley never misses a beat and is always keeping herself busy; even helping with the back of the house’s dishes. Ashley loves to dances in her spare time and you’ll always see her on our Canada Day Parade float. Ashley’s favourite is the Jail Bird sandwich.
Started off as our part time dishwasher. He’s a quick learner and learned to help the waitresses with drinks and prep food for the kitchen. He now is a part time cook too! Rylan can’t help but keep busy and push himself to do more, with all that activity it works up an appetite for his favourite sandwich, the Pulled Pork.
is our newest daytime waitress and is one of the happiest people you will ever meet. She never misses the chance to clean something, which is why we love her so much! She absolutely loves pugs and can’t wait to own one. Second in her heart is our house pickles; which she says are the best in the world.