Olive Garden

Host Lights Up Olive Garden with Charm, Courage

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Annemarie Dummermuth is much more than a popular host at the Olive Garden restaurant in Torrance, CA. She’s the face of the restaurant, and a smiling one at that.

FACES of Olive Garden | Lacey Gearhart

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At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

Darden Dimes Helps Employees Weather Storm

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Who you gonna call when a storm rips holes in your roof, topples trees and knocks out your electricity? Not Ghostbusters. Not Superman. Darden Dimes!

Darden’s emergency assistance fund for employees came to the rescue of 27 team members at the Olive Garden in Spokane, WA, after a severe storm flooded homes and knocked out electricity for about 10 days late last year.

Faces of Olive Garden | Ashley Nocks

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At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

At 87, Olive Garden Server Shows All of Us How It’s Done

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Hazel Thompson, a server at the Olive Garden restaurant in Greenwood, IN, is used to good tips.  But even she was surprised when a guest she wasn’t serving walked up and put money in her hand. “I’ve been watching you, and I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as you do,” the guest said. “I know you didn’t wait on me, but I want you to have this.” Hazel, too busy then to look at the bill, was shocked when she later saw the tip was $100. 

Darden Donates Food Every Day, Not Just on Hunger Action Day

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As a restaurant company, Darden cannot ignore the reality that millions of people need food. Nearly 50 million Americans — including 16 million children — are at risk of hunger, and not just today on Hunger Action Day

Finding a Home at Olive Garden

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When Ian Nason thinks about adversity, he doesn’t view it in a traditional sense – an unfortunate event or circumstance – rather, he has a higher opinion of it. That positive outlook has helped him overcome the odds with hope and achieve much personal and professional success.

In August 2015, Ian was named a Director of Operations for Olive Garden. That promotion was a far cry from where he started his life’s journey. 

Darden for Life — Kathryn Graham of Olive Garden

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Q. How long have you been with Darden? What job positions have you held besides your current one? 

Emerging Leaders of Olive Garden | Sean Wallin

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Q. How long have you been with Olive Garden, and what was your first job with the brand?

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