We love showing off all the wonderful people who work at Catering by Michaels. When we all work as a team, we are all Michaels!

This week, we’re talking to Alex Rufus, our Delivery Manager, who shares some of the details of his role with us… as well as some things he enjoys outside of work.

Alex Rufus, Delivery Manager, Catering by Michaels

Q: How long have you been with Catering by Michaels?

A: It’s been 4 years now! I’ve worked for multiple different companies prior to this job but this is the first company I’ve dedicated this much time to. The management here is different than what I’ve been used to — they truly care about employees, even outside of the workplace.

Q: What do you do for Catering by Michaels?

A: I’m one half of the delivery management team. Along with another delivery manager, we run the delivery department.

Q: What brought you to Catering by Michaels?

I’ve worked with food in the past, which is what made me look into Catering by Michaels in the first place. I started here, liked it, and stuck around.

Q: What part of your job makes you proud?

A: The ability (and choice) to provide excellent customer service — I like seeing people in a good mood. It brightens my day! I like being part of making sure everything goes well.

Q: What company values best align with your own?

A: I think the Catering by Michaels value that best speaks to me is that of Pride. In every aspect of my life, I like to be the best I can. I believe that at this company, everyone tries to give their best and I strive to do the same.

Q: For your birthday, what would you have Catering by Michaels deliver to your home?

A: The white cheddar mac and cheese is my favorite thing. But I also love the Chicken Vesuvio. So, I’d pair that with the mac and a salad for the perfect birthday treat!

But my favorite food ever is pizza, hands down.

Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

A: I like to draw and do a lot of painting. Some of my favorite things to paint include sceneries, open fields, landscapes, and mountains. Eventually, I want to start traveling around the world and painting the world around me.

Q: What’s your favorite show on TV right now?

A: I’m going to go with Game of Thrones — I’m excited for the new season! It’s always action-packed from beginning to end. I’m hooked.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: I always strive to set a good example for other people. The world can use more open-minded people.

Who will we feature next time? You’ll have to keep reading to find out!