As fans of Kitchen & Company might know, Reading China & Glass is one of our sister brands. With two locations in southeast Pennsylvania – West Reading and Lancaster – they are very popular stores with some of our longest employed coworkers. John S. has been with our Reading China & Glass location in West Reading for more than 17 years! Learn a bit more about him below:
Q: How long have you worked at Reading China & Glass in Reading?
A: I’ve worked here since the store opened in 1999. I’ve worked in a retail environment my entire adult life and always had strong ability to adapt to new changes. I started as a key holder and became a manager many years ago. I currently oversee the following departments – crystal, glassware, giftware, accents, seasonal, paper, & candles.
Q: What is your favorite food to cook?
A: I love any and all breakfast foods – especially eggs.*
*John did not mention this but he makes killer pumpkin cookies for the entire staff every year at Christmas. He is responsible for adding at least 1 inch to my waist line! – Kerry L., Store Manager at our Reading location
Q: What is your favorite food to eat?
A: My favorite food to eat is chicken noodle soup.
Q: What is a fun fact no one would typically know about you?
A: I ran my own stained glass business, called A Glass Menagerie, years ago. I would make the pieces myself and sell them.
Q: If you could have any person over for dinner, who would it be and what would you cook for them?
A: I’m such an animal lover, so I would say Cesar Millan. He is an animal behaviorist. I could learn so much from him. I would cook whatever his favorite meal is!
We hope you’ll have an opportunity to meet John in person on your next visit to Reading China & Glass!