Behind our six signature restaurants stand 500 individuals. These individuals are leaders, performers, inventors, and creators. With varying backgrounds and similar shared values, they join together to create the M Street Family.
This past March, we were honored with the "Best in Business" Award given by the Nashville Business Journal. News of the award met with an air of excitement quickly spread throughout M Street. In continued celebration and gratitude, we felt it only fitting to give our friends and valued followers an inside peek into what it's like to be part of the M Street family.
SOPHIE STEVENS: Whiskey Kitchen Manager
"I love working at M Street because M Street is my family. From people just down the road to people from across the world - we all ended up under the same roof with the same level of passion, same focus and same end goal. We may have never been friends, gotten along or even shared the same interest, but on this one common ground we have built our community and created a family with such a tight bond. Everyone cares for everyone as if they were their sister or brother. From bad break ups or medical emergencies to lending out your game of scrabble or favorite recipe - we all come together and collectively contribute to the melting pot of weirdos that make up Whiskey Kitchen and M Street. Some of the hardest shifts I've ever worked were still full of laughter and smiles because of who we are and the mindset we have."
CHARLIE GIACALONE: Moto Lead Prep Cook
"I've worked at the best Italian restaurants and the worst Italian restaurants. Only Moto lets me cook using the style my grandmother used when she would make us homemade Italian. It's as close to home as it gets."
LINDIE PORTER: Saint Añejo Mixologist
"I love that we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through our Creative Leadership Committee classrooms and workshops, as well as having such an awesome reputation for consistently great hospitality. Our standards are high and our people are awesome. We feel recognized for our hard work and as far as opportunity goes, the sky is the limit. One other thing that sets us apart is our marketing strategies. We don't use radio, newspapers, or billboards to show what we have to offer. We rely on word of mouth, social media following, awards and publications."
ROBERT GRACE: M Street's Director of Culinary Operations
"We never settle, we never give up, and we always strive to be better. We aren't competing with everyone else in the city, we are competing with ourselves and we are fierce rivals."
MADELINE WILLIAMS: Tavern General Manager
"A lot of service industries only care about the bottom line. We care about the people that work here and the guests. We have an understating that if we take care of the the staff and the guests, we will achieve the ultimate success – return business and dedicated loyal employees."
MICHAEL SATI: Virago Mixologist + M Street Videographer/Photographer
"M Street continually pushes me to express myself and explore my creative potential whether it is behind the bar or clicking the camera lens."
Thank you to our M Street team members for creating and fostering such a wonderful, supportive family. Visit HERE to read our full Best in Business article.