Waiting tables helped save Stacey Spiehler’s life.
She had been homeless, sleeping on friends’ couches for a while and later staying at a shelter for three months in 2015.
“When I desperately needed a job, the restaurant industry welcomed me with open arms,” Spiehler says.
This past week, Spiehler, 37, who works at Fine & Dandy in Jackson, received a surprise she still can’t wrap her mind around: She was voted the Jackson metro area’s best server in the Clarion Ledger’s recent online poll.
“When I got the call from work saying that I had won, I was really excited … kinda stomping around,” she says, laughing. “I’m still processing it.
“The whole part of being a server is representing a restaurant well. To your guests, you are the face of the place. I’m happy for myself, happy for Fine & Dandy and I can’t wait to tell the world.”
“For us to have the best …