April 7, 2020

Meet the Fino Team: Christian Cabanas

Reaching Your Fullest Potential

Have you ever felt like you weren’t reaching your full potential? Do you work in the restaurant industry, but feel trapped? It’s okay to feel that way, it’s not always you. Just know you are not alone. It could potentially just be that the environment is not right for your skill set.

One of the most important things we can feel is genuine connections with people. As a server, your job is to provide exceptional service to your guests. It’s important to connect with them, make them feel welcomed, and in turn feel that you are doing your job correctly. When people appreciate your service, your job is that much more fulfilling. 

My name is Christian and I have been in the services industry for over 21 years. In 2019 I started working for CaliFino Tequila while continuing to work in restaurants part-time. 

As a CaliFino Rep I have learned how to engage with guests using a sales mentality, trying to connect with them by delivering an experience while upselling products I am knowledgeable on.

I just recently left one of my restaurant positions because I wasn’t reaching my potential. I felt trapped, in a sense, not feeling that I could deliver my best experience to the clientele we were targeting.

Since I have been in the industry for many years, I have worked in every possible type of restaurant. From family-owned, small, high-end, the best in town down to the worst. I believe I am well connected in the industry. 

This has helped me tremendously in my work with CaliFino. I feel that I can connect with the people I partner with (my clients) and help them achieve their goals. Likewise, I feel that my serving skills improve when I am out on the field for CaliFino learning new skills and seeing different restaurant environments.

I think it is important for people to know that every restaurant is different. If you feel that you are not reaching your full potential at your current job, make sure try to find out why you are unhappy. Just know that if you care about connecting with people and you genuinely enjoy the restaurant industry, but you are not happy with your current situation… Maybe it’s time to find a better fit!

Figure out what you like and what you don’t like and find a place you will thrive! Do your research, don’t give up and find your happiness!

Use the code CHRISTIAN25 for 25% off at checkout. Salud!