At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service. We are strong and successful because of our people, each with diverse talents and backgrounds, who respect each other and enjoy working side by side to serve our guests and communities.
Meet one of the Faces of Olive Garden, Rich Rodriguez, Olive Garden’s Director of Operations.
Rich started in 2001 as an hourly team member and quickly progressed into management. He was inspired by a general manager who began as a dishwasher. “I quickly knew that Darden was all about people.”
About the "Faces of" Series
With the Faces of Olive Garden, each week we introduce a few of our many amazing team members. You’ll hear their stories and learn why they enjoy working in a fun, supportive environment that makes them feel like part of our family.
See more "Faces of" quotes and videos on our Twitter page and YouTube channel. Learn more about team member opportunities by visiting our career page.