Vanilla Bean boss taught value of compassion and tenacity

July 25, 2013 at 5:54 am in Lake County News-Chronicle

When I was 17 years old with a brand new driver’s license, I applied for my first job at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. I needed some income to pay for all those movies I went to and all the sickeningly sweet lattes I consumed. I got the job and promptly began my career of serving food. I remember the first time owner Paul Bergman came into the restaurant when I was working. He had an easy smile, but it was always a little terrifying waiting on him and the important-looking people he usually dined with. Continue Reading