Get to know Harry Rexford, our amazing Cook/ Supervisor at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Harry has been a member of the Pedestal Foods family since 2014, and we are blessed to have him on our team. Harry is a proud US Army veteran who loves learning what he learned in the military to serve students and staff.
What is your role on the Pedestal Foods team at Lindenwood University?
I’m the supervisor and cook responsible for the dinner meal.
What do you love about your job?
I work with some amazing people. I always know that no matter the challenge, I have the support of my leadership team and coworkers to help me get through it.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Dealing with the various issues that come up. But my team makes everything possible and easy to work through.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I can be shy.
What does “Be a Blessing” mean to you, personally and/ or professionally?
To me, it means making someone smile when they really need it. Being a bright spot for someone else.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in this position?
That people are people and nobody’s perfect, but it doesn’t matter; if you try, you can accomplish anything.
What’s the most important piece of advice you’ve ever received?
No matter how crazy things get, there’s always an end… so just push through it.
If you could be a teacher of something, what would it be?
I would help people understand that there is always a way to get through things.
What four words would your colleagues use to describe you?
Kind, Friendly, Cheerful, Energetic
What’s a new skill you would like to learn, or an interest you’d like to develop further? How do you want to grow?
In my current day-to-day position I make lots of amazing food with sauces to go with it. I’m always working to improve them and make them better and better every day.
What is something you can do better than anyone else you know?
I’m not trying to be better than anyone—I just strive to be the best at what I can do.
If you see Harry at Lindenwood University, give him a fist bump and a smile – and ask him what new sauces he’s perfecting today!