The restaurant business isn’t easy, to say the least, and any leader or manager can attest it takes a team to make it in the game. Behind every great team are strong leaders like Andrew Kalinowski at Industrial Revolution.
Kalinowski, service manager for more than a year at the Valparaiso restaurant, is a driving force behind the eatery’s success. With a deep passion of the busy nature of the restaurant business, Kalinowski strives to ensure Industrial Revolution meets their goal with every meal served -- a one-of-a-kind experience.
“To me, being able to witness how happy people are when they get their food is what it’s all about,” Kalinowski said. “Seeing them smile tells me we did our job and they enjoyed the experience we provided.”
With more than a decade of experience, Kalinowski’s began his career path at a few other restaurants in the Region before becoming IR’s service manager.
“I love the people I work with,” Kalinowski said. “It’s amazing to me how everyone here can come to work every day and have a great time. Where I worked before wasn’t really like that, so coming to a place like this…it’s amazing.”
One of Kalinowski’s favorite parts of the restaurant is the grille’s tribute to those who have shaped America’s industrial history. Their tables are donned with weekly salutes to American industrial icons, such as the recent tribute to Orville Wright, the famed aviation entrepreneur. The purpose of kind gesture? To connect guests with stories of our nation’s inspirational past while they eat their meals.
“This place is unique in the best way,” Kalinowski explained. “Everything we serve, we genuinely care about so our customers receive an over-the-top, unforgettable experience with the American spirit at heart.”
When he’s not encouraging his team, doing inventory, or creating new daily specials, Kalinowski spends time with his wife and 2-year-old son.
To learn more about the Industrial Revolution, check out the menu, or make a reservation, visit www.industrialrevolutioneatery.com.