||Jamie Walsh, Manager, Stoddard’s Pub
||Poor experience at Stoddard’s
I dined at Stoddard’s last night with six of my Quantopian coworkers. It was not a positive experience.
Our outing to Stoddard’s was one of our regular team dinners, which are about much more than just eating and drinking. They are about solidifying relationships so that we can do our jobs better and be successful as a company. Being at these dinners is therefore important both to my own career and to Quantopian’s success.
However, I maintain a strictly Kosher diet for religious reasons, so I can’t eat any of the food that Stoddard’s serves, or for that matter any of the food served by any of the restaurants where we eat.
In the more than two decades I’ve been a working professional, I’ve attended many such dinners; I’ve brought my own food to most of them; and it has never been a problem — in fact, no employee of any restaurant has ever said a single word to me about it — until last night.
Halfway through our meal, our server informed me that the restaurant could not allow any outside food to be consumed on the premises. (more…)