Farrah Leip, a standout greeter at El Taco, recently sat down with us to talk about her passion for the hospitality industry and the fun things she gets to do with her seven-month-old son, JJ. Learn more about Farrah below!
Where are you from?
I’m from Tucker, Ga., which is right outside of Atlanta. It used to be a really small town but it’s grown so much recently!
How long have you been with Fifth Group?
I’ve been at El Taco a little over six months.
What is your favorite part about being part of the Fifth Group family?
I love that we really feel like a family. We all take care of each other I’ve never worked anywhere that I felt so connected with my team – and it’s not just El Taco, it’s all of the restaurants!
How did your career in hospitality begin?
I started working in hospitality when I was 16, serving at a buffet in Tucker where I worked off and on for five years. I love interacting with people and I’ve learned so many skills in the hospitality industry that can translate to any area of life.
When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
Hang out with my seven-month-old son! He’s really big into movies right now and he’s loving Tarzan and Angry Birds.
Where in ATL do you live?
I live in Decatur, right around where all the development is happening, so it’s an exciting place to be right now.
What’s your favorite Fifth Group Restaurants dish?
I love the fried chicken tacos at El Taco! But I recently tried the spaghetti at La Tavola and that was amazing, too!
I jump around with my taste in music, but I love Aaron Lewis so I’d have to say Staind.
What’s your favorite thing about Atlanta?
There’s always something to do here! It’s getting crazy in terms of the amount of people, but there’s always a race or a festival to attend.
Favorite celebrity chef?
Rachel Ray and Gordon Ramsay – just for the entertainment factor!
What are three adjectives that best describe you?
Caring, compassionate and wise.
Who inspires you most in your career?
Definitely my son, JJ.
If you could invite one person, living or dead to dinner at a Fifth Group Restaurant, where would you take them and why?
I would bring my dad here, to El Taco, to have dinner with me.