Serving food and providing great customer service has always been in Pam Bolte’s blood.
“I started waiting tables at the age of 14. Since then, I’ve always worked in customer service, at grocery stores and as a waitress. I was also assistant manager of Long John Silver’s for 10 years.”
In August 2013, Pam was hired by Salina Presbyterian Manor as a salad cook. Early this year, she was promoted to dining services supervisor.
“I enjoy what I’m doing. When I started this five years ago, I never thought I’d be where I’m at today. I was pretty happy just being salad cook. It just fit. I guess it was a good time in my life.”
In her new role, Pam is responsible for making sure the kitchen runs smoothly and the shifts are covered. She’s also in the process of getting all the new menus printed and making sure the cooking staff understands the new recipes. Every once in a while, you can even find her cooking the food.
“I recently made fried chicken for the residents. I enjoy cooking! And customer service is one of my big things, too. I like getting to know the residents and hearing the stories of their life. That’s probably the part I enjoy the most.”
Pam grew up in Wilson, Kan., but Salina has been home for around 35 years. In her free time, Pam likes to relax. She enjoys cross stitching, sewing and spending time with her family, which includes her husband of 23 years, Timothy, and seven grandchildren, plus one on the way.