Jenny Marshall of Triple Crown is a lively young lady with boundless energy, and therefore it’s surprising to learn that she actually considered working in an office in front of a computer. You don’t have to spend much time with her to realise that she is exactly where she belongs; serving up drinks and socialising with customers.
She was born and raised in Sheffield and had her first experience working in the service industry when she was only 14 years old. The youngest of three sisters, she happily announces that she used to get away with murder being the baby of the family. One of her older sisters owned a pub, and so was able to offer her a part-time job when she was in her early teens.
She started off by simply collecting glasses and doing general work around the place until she was old enough to legally serve tables.In 2004, a week before Hurricane Ivan hit to be precise, the sister who owned the pub moved to the Cayman Islands with her family.
They sold the business before they left the UK, and so Jenny started to look for work elsewhere. She got a position at a bowling centre where she soon was made assistant supervisor. The job appealed to her as she had always been a sporty person, and it certainly kept her on her toes. She was bartending, serving, working reception… basically a Jill of all trades.
Despite the fact that the hurricane had devastated Grand Cayman, her sister and family had decided to stick it out whilst the Island was rebuilt. As a result Jenny got to come and visit each year, and after a number of holidays, she realised that she wouldn’t mind moving here for a while.
She flew out to Grand Cayman in 2008 and got a job at the Triple Crown where her sister was already working, and took to it like beer to a pint glass.Jenny is always interested in anything that adds to her education behind the bar. She appreciates that there is an art to pouring the perfect pint, but she is also fascinated with new cocktails and experiments with creating her own.
One might say she is a mixologist in the making.She dabbled with computers for a while in college, but just couldn’t wrap her mind around the idea of sitting in an office with little social interaction.
There is not one day that she regrets the path she’s chosen. She looks forward to going into work and meeting up with customers that have now become friends. The staff members at Triple Crown are a great team, and the manager is always very supportive.
If there’s one thing you learn about the service industry, it’s that the majority of people who have chosen it as a career really enjoy their jobs. How many who work in offices can say the same?
Stop by Triple Crown and have a drink and a chat with Jenny. No matter how far you are from your country, she’ll make you feel at home.