Carlos Rodriguez, a four-year team member, certified trainer and culinary professional at the Longhorn Steakhouse has been presented with Longhorn’s top honor for local restaurant employees – the Team Member of the Year Award.
Rodriguez is one of just four team members selected this year from the thousands of team members at the more than 390 Longhorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America.
Presented annually, the Team Member of the Year award recognizes local team members throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results by providing Longhorn guests with expertly grilled steaks and a memorable Longhorn experience.
Honorees are recognized as embodying LongHorn’s core values: treating everyone with dignity, respect, honesty and integrity, and living the brand’s culture by providing unforgettable service and making guests feel at home each day in their restaurant.
His recognition is a result of an ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding Longhorn’s high food quality standards, his passion for training fellow team members and impressive track record of helping open 15 new restaurants across the country.
Rodriguez has taken on new roles in partnership with his management team to ensure Bolingbrook always has the correct amount of food, supplies and team members staffed to serve local guests.
“Carlos is a highly valued team member who understands the importance of doing things the right way, helping us achieve our goal to become America’s favorite steakhouse,” said Dave George, president of Longhorn Steakhouse.
“He puts a tremendous amount of effort into his work and is tireless when it comes to ensuring guests have a memorable LongHorn experience.