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Tucson: Former Cork Employees Reunion

Calling all Former “Cork” Employees…
Celebrating 43 Years of Delicious Fun

Tucson, AZ —- Jonathan’s Cork, is one of Tucson’s most venerable and popular locally owned restaurants.  Many of today’s senior/boomer generation spent their youth working (and playing) at the Cork formerly known as The Cork and Cleaver.

The search is on for anyone who ever worked at the Cork over the past 43 years who would like to be part of the first ever Cork reunion. 

Scheduled for Sunday, October 18 from 1-6 p.m., this gathering will undoubtedly include some of Tucson’s most prominent citizens like Armando Trujillo, currently the Southern Regional Director, School of Restaurant and Hotel Management at NAU and Pima County Community College, who was the first dishwasher on the opening night at the Cork when it opened in 1966. 

The idea for the reunion was born when Trujillo met Colette Landeen (who with her husband Jonathan has owned the Cork for the past 17 years), at a local gathering.  As he was recalling his days at the Cork the two of them began to warm to the idea of seeing how many people they could get to turn out at a reunion of past employees.  

Chef Jonathan Landeen is looking forward to see who shows up at the reunion.  Over the years there have been so many familiar faces and wonderful stories shared.  “Sometimes when you buy a business, you receive an added bonus.  In our case, we inherited Joe Mullen, our manager, who has been at the Cork since he was 17 years old.  He is still with us now, going on his 3lst year.”   And so the legacy of the Cork lives on…..

For anyone who is interested in being a part of this unique happening, they should call Jonathan’s Cork at 520-296-1631 with their contact information (preferably email address).  An invitation will go out mid September with details on the reunion to anyone who is interested. An RSVP will be required as well as a small fee of $25 per person which will include a buffet and complementary drink (additional drinks may be purchased at the no host bar).  

 (from a local press release)

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