Meet Victory: Diane Desiderio

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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 WeedsMary Louise Parker.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: How to Deal with Matt Krueger

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2 Responses to Meet Victory: Diane Desiderio

  1. James Sillhart March 6, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    Diane is one of the reasons we have continued to love Victory for all these years. She is always quick with a smile and has always made us feel welcome. Of course Victory has great beer and food, but people like Diane are what really set it apart.

  2. Andy Schaum March 16, 2013 at 3:17 PM #

    Diane is simply one of the coolest persons I have ever gotten to know. I count myself lucky to work with her through our collaborations at Paradise Farm Camps. Here’s to many more fun and games this year through our special events!

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The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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