In 2003, Jerome joined Josiah’s Catering as a waiter. He can still recall how they would set up monoblock chairs in parties and cover tables with half-drop tablecloths. The company was young back then. Now that Josiah’s Catering has marked 27 years of bespoke catering innovation, Jerome’s career has also flourished together with the company’s success. He is now a banquet supervisor.
For almost three decades of being a banquet specialist, Josiah’s Catering is known for its unparalleled innovation in catering all kinds of occasions from weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more. One of the foundations of this success are the people who showed relentless hard work and passion for exceptional service. Josiah’s Catering treasures this by taking its people along with its growth.
“Naramdaman mo at ipinaramdam din nila sayo kung ano ‘yung narating nila ngayon at saka kasama ka rin doon. (You would feel and they would make you feel that you are part of what the company has become now),” says Lourdes Killase, Head of Laundry Section and a Josiah’s Catering employee for 19 years.
For Josiah’s Catering, success is not just about hiring the best people. It’s about taking good care of them and treating them as your family. They do not only share work together but also support each other through personal ordeals. Owners Jet and Boyet Versoza would lend an ear to its people and help them overcome challenges in both work and personal life.
“Sa trabaho pa lang nila, busy na yan eh pero nandoon pa rin ‘yung time nila para sa amin. (Despite their busy work schedule, they still find time for their people.),” says Josiah’s Executive Chef Marlyn Lara, who has been serving the company for 20 years.
At Josiah’s Catering, innovation does not only manifest in their unique design concepts and delectable menu. Strong employee-employer relationship and proper guidance are provided to innovate the way they manage their people. This is their secret to produce employees that remain for more than a decade.
“Kung hindi nila kami pinagtiyagaan, naturuan doon sa craft na pinili namin or doon sa binigay nila sa amin na opportunity, I think hindi namin ito mararating. (If they were not patient enough to train us in our chosen craft or in the opportunity they gave us, we wouldn’t be here.),” says Josiah’s Brand Director Mherlyn Comia, a 12-year employee.
It is not every day that you would find a company you would treat like family and stay with for more than a decade. But for the happy employees of Josiah’s Catering, they have found one. “Josiah’s Catering wouldn’t be the catering company it is today without the people who dedicated their passion and hard work for it. That is why we dedicate our 27th anniversary to our people. Here, we do not see each other as co-workers. We are one family,” says Freshnaida Versoza, Chief Operating Officer of Josiah’s Catering.
To know more about Josiah’s Catering, visit their website www.josiahcatering.com or call (+632) 475-2703.