Ambush: Duke Earl by VP Neil Dudley
Meet Duke Earl from Whole Foods Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. This fella was ambushed by Pederson’s Vice President Neil Dudley. And, when he (Neil) sent me the photos of Duke at work, he said, “are these photos any good? This guy is always on the move!” Ha! This from the guy that is on the go non stop?? If Mr. Neil Dudley thinks he’s always on the move, that’s saying a lot!
When asked his favorite thing about the profession, Duke responds with, “consistency… in 30 years I’ve never been out of work!” I have a couple thoughts on that statement:
- 30 years?!? He doesn’t even look old enough to have been working for 30 years, right???
- Well, Duke, if you’re always on the move, always taking care of business, who wouldn’t want to hire you? Keep up the good work, friend!
Whole Foods Market | New Orleans, LA
The Nitty Gritty
YEARS IN MEAT CUTTING: 30 Years
FAVORITE TOOL OF THE TRADE: 10″ Steak knife… he is all about saving his hands, grip, and wrist after 30 years cutting meat!
BATTLE SCARS: He has a scar on his left hand index finger from cutting pork chops. He intends to retire with all his digits.
FAVORITE CUT OF MEAT: Ribeye
DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? No… definitely nothing over 30 minutes. Maybe a little grilling.
EVER HEARD OF DAVID LETTERMAN’S “KNOW YOUR CUTS OF MEAT”? No