Feature: The Tandem Owner Caitlin Cullen

 

The Tandem on Fond Du Lac Avenue is more than a restaurant that serves comfort and southern food. They also specialize in on-the-job training for young people who live on the north side of Milwaukee. 

Everywhere from cooking, cleaning and dish washing, to bartending and serving, they train all aspects of the restaurant industry.
  
"We take young folks who have no experience, sometimes are highly unemployable-if they have a felony record-or if you never had a job before it's hard to get your first job. We take young people from scratch, bring them in and show them the ropes." 

As a former teacher, Caitlin says she learned to cook on the job because she was determined and fortunate to work with a talented chef.  

"As long as you're willing to put everything on the line, if it's something that you're really passionate about and care about and you're willing to put in the work even when you're tired and you don't want to do it anymore, do it." 

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