Have you ever wondered about the person who handcrafted your go-to Basil Chicken Sandwich? Chances are if you have eaten at our Boulder, Colo. location recently, that person is Rob Bush. Here at Modmarket, we want to introduce you to the interesting people behind your Super Food Salad or perhaps the Bacon Corn Pizza you love so much.
With a shock of bluish-green hair and tattoo sleeve, it is hard to miss Rob in the flurry of the Modmarket Boulder team during a busy lunch or dinner service. On any given day, you may see him ringing in orders or manning food prep. Restaurant head coach Jeff Milligan picked Rob to kick off this new blog series interviewing the community of people who are the heart and soul of Modmarket.
Without further ado, please enjoy our interview with Rob.
When did you start at Modmarket?
Where are you from?
What Modmarket menu item fits your personality?
The Basil Chicken Sandwich. It is well put together. A serious but fun option.
I often observe team members eating highly customized Modmarket meals. Tell me about the menu item(s) to which you like to add a personal touch?
Before we made the switch to Polidori Sausage, I would add breakfast sausage to the Arugula Mozz. I also like to add chicken to the same sandwich.
How would you describe your philosophy on food and living well?
Eat small meals throughout the day. Larger in the morning and decreasing in size as it gets later in the day. Don’t eat past 10 p.m. and stay active.
What is your favorite, most distinct food memories?
My Italian great grandmother was an amazing cook, and I remember her making some amazing dishes for the family as a child. Her lasagna was my favorite.
What do you like to sip on during a shift?
A mix of Boylan’s Lemonade and Allegro Hibiscus Iced Tea.
What makes you laugh, smile and be joyful?
Playing music for sure makes me happy. Also, spending time with my little sisters and cooking food for people bring me joy.
Who and what inspires you?
My father and family. Music (anything but country).
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Madrid, Spain is top on my list of places to travel. I studied Spanish in school and speak the language fluently. I enjoy conversing with my Spanish speaking coworkers and would love to travel to a place where Spanish is the official language.
What is your favorite part of working for Modmarket?
My favorite part is the people I get to work with. We have a lot of fun.