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Jennifer Le

General Manager, Otoko

FOOD PATRONUS | Dumplings!

EARLY DAYS | I was born in Chicago, but raised in Austin. Growing up, I was surrounded by food. My parents use to own a small Vietnamese restaurant and my (favorite) Aunt was an Executive Chef for an upscale French-Vietnamese restaurant. When I was 13, I went to visit my Aunt and I was in awe of the level of service, ambiance, and food.

EDUCATION | Studied Healthcare Administration at Texas State University

STREET CRED | I started my career at 15 years old as a hostess + busser at my aunt and uncles' pho restaurant. Man, do I miss coming home smelling like a bowl of pho.

I started with New Waterloo in 2017 at Sway South First as a food runner and server. Within a few months, I was a bartender and shift lead before taking the plunge into management.

HOSPITALITY PHILOSOPHY | Make guests crave your food and hospitality, not just from one experience, but multiple experiences—be consistent!

FAVE THING ABOUT NW | The culture and food

SUPER POWER | Positivity