Ayrien Grissom

Even in the toughest of circumstances, Ayrien Grissom, Certified Trainer from Cincinnati’s Colerain bakery-café, puts forth her best effort to be genuinely friendly and helpful to every individual she encounters, from her fellow associates to the bakery-café guests. “It can be easy some days to grow tired or discouraged throughout a long shift, and Ayrien never complains, but continues to shine with kindness and helpfulness from the moment she walks in our bakery-café to the moment she leaves,” says her general manager, Becky Huber. In addition to working at Panera, Ayrien is also pursuing her college degree. But, according to Becky, “never treats her job as just a way to make money, but rather uses it to be a ‘shining star’ to everyone she meets.” Her coworkers value her dependability. Our guests value her amazing customer service. And, everyone that meets her values her genuine kindness. Thank you, Ayrien, for going the extra mile! And, thank you for just being YOU – one of our very best!