Meet Diane Desiderio, our Restaurant General Manager. She makes sure that all food service operations are running smoothly and that the customers are consuming only awesome beer.
Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: About 14 years now.
Q: What is the coolest thing about your job? And the worst?
A: The coolest thing about my job is having the opportunity to take two things I love (food & beer) and be creative. The coolness has a lot to do with the customers as well. Watching everyone have a great time is really satisfying. The worst thing is vomit.
Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: The worst job I ever had was at a fast food, chicken-specific restaurant. I smelled like grease every night when I came home.
Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I don’t think people would assume that I am able to change my own car tires or that I enjoy shooting guns.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: I wanted to be an author of children books. I used to practice writing them and illustrating them as well.
Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: I miss being ignorant to the world’s flaws. Flying in an airplane as a child is much different than flying in an airplane as an adult.
Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: The Wild Wild West.
Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: “The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” – Homer J. Simpson
Q: What’s the #1 most played band on your iPod?
A: Currently, it’s probably The Pogues.
Q; What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “You talkin’ to me?” – Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver
Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: Storm King cask & dark chocolate (said without any hesitation).
Q: If you knew the world was ending in 2013, what would you do differently?
A: I would travel as much as I could with my husband, Andy.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
A: It’s dumb to not want any super power other than the ability to fly.
Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: The woman from Weeds – Mary Louise Parker.
Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: How to Deal with Matt Krueger