March 17, 2023 – Germantown, WI – Chef Jodi Janisse-Kanzenbach, owner of The Precinct Tap & Table in Germantown and Barley Pop Pub, vividly remembers St. Patrick’s Day three years ago. “It was the start of two weeks to bend the curve,” she said. The date was March 17, 2020, and it was the busiest day for the tavern industry.
“The unspeakable happened three years ago; I’ll never forget standing in the restaurant and at 2 p.m. I was told to close,” said Janisse-Kanzenbach. “Two weeks to flatten the curve ended up being a year….”
“I definitely feel the effects are having ramifications on our industry and getting our staff back to work. Even after being shut down and years of restrictions, we have fewer employees now than ever…”
“Business wise there is no problem; people are still coming out, but I don’t know where employees are,” she said.
Janisse-Kanzenbach and her staff jumped through hoops and got wildly creative the past three years to make it work. During the height of restrictions, they offered meals to go, family meals, and The Precinct teamed with a request from American Construction Services to prepare 40 meals for senior citizens who were shut in and unable to exit their homes.
“I will never sacrifice quality of service or food; they go hand-in-hand. In a world where customer service seems to be disappearing, and cold corporate chain restaurants are prevalent, my staff and I strive to give the best experience to our patrons.”
– Chef Jodi
We are HIRING! Join our team!
• Looking for full and part time bartenders to work at both Barley Pop and Precinct
• Must be available nights and day plus weekends
• Pay negotiable plus tips
• Looking for someone wanting to work either in a fast-paced eclectic restaurant or your hometown bar.
•Looking for experienced servers
•Must be available wed-sun nights and weekends.
•Must be able to multitask and upsell
•Positive attitude in fast paced environment