DOWNEY - Patty Maneerod, general manager of the Olive Garden in Downey, has been presented with Darden Restaurants' top honor - the Joe R. Lee diamond Club Award, named after the company's retired chairman and CEO.Now in its 15th year, the award is presented annually to general managers throughout North American who demonstrate "outstanding results by delighting guests with a genuine Italian dining experience while also achieving top financial performance in the company's previous fiscal year." This is the second time Maneerod has received the recognition. This year, Maneerod joins a group of 39 general managers selected from the more than 750 Olive Garden restaurants in North America. "Patty is a passionate leader who values everyone as family and friends. She is a great role model for her team," said John Caron, president of Olive Garden. "As a result, she ensures the Downey restaurant is committed to 100 percent guest delight and to making meaningful connections with guests and others in the local community."
********** Published: August 02, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 16