Staff Spotlight – Joy Tillery

Lead Food Service Worker, Knoxville Catholic High School

Knoxville, TN

Five Questions with Joy:


What do you love about your job? What’s the most rewarding part?

Definitely the kids, and the team here, and the people we work for. 

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in this position/ role?

Patience! As the Lead Food Service Worker, I’m responsible for everything, and there are a lot of moving parts. It’s challenging to make sure things are ready and set the way they need to be to serve the kids at lunchtime. 

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have ten grandkids! 

What does “Be a Blessing” mean to you, personally and professionally?

To do good wherever you can, do for others that can’t do for themselves, and always pay it forward.

If you could be a teacher of something, what would it be?

Common sense 🙂 


Thanks for everything you do, Joy! KCHS is lucky to have you! 


Want to know more about joining the Pedestal Foods team? We’re always looking for dedicated folks who love serving others as much as we do. Get in touch here.