Front of the House, Back of the House: Frank’s Place July 26th, 2017 Cauleen Welsh & Todd Wetzel @ Frank’s Place by Krissy O’Connor FOH: Cauleen Welsh, Bartender Hometown: Akron How long have you been at Frank’s Place? 8 years You are on your feet for a lot of fast-paced hours. What is your remedy for taking care of your feet at the end of your shift? I used to bartend in heels but not here at Frank’s. Now I sit down and have a cocktail! If you could trade places with any person, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be? This is a hard one. I would say Amelia Earhart. To be a lady back then and to experience flying and solo across country, that is courageous. I like that she was a woman that never took ‘No’ for an answer. What is your favorite thing to order at Frank’s? Our Wednesday night special is a salmon dinner. Todd does a fantastic job with all our specials but that is my favorite. What do you do for fun in Akron on your days off? I don’t get many days off. My full-time job is a property manager and then I bartend here at Frank’s also. I always look forward to Akron events like the PorchRokr and seeing live music. In the summer, I love going to the Farmer’s Market in Highland Square. I am currently working on holding an art and music event here in Akron in April. Stay tuned for more info! * * * BOH: Todd Wetzel, Chef Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls How long have you been at Frank’s Place?: This time, two years. A while back I worked here for about four years. Looking back, what career advice would you give your 20-year old self? I was still goofing off at 20 years old. I wish that I could tell myself to get into school sooner and really dig my heels into my career. I am doing okay now but could have been doing much better. I did a French course in Hudson and then a year at the University of Akron in the culinary school, but that was when I was in my late 20s. Do you have a favorite food-themed movie or book? Well, let’s have a little fun with this and say “Silence of the Lambs.” Fava beans and a nice chianti sounds fun. I have a dark sense of humor but another movie would be “The Slammin’ Salmon” or “Waiting.” Both have some good kitchen drama. What would you tell a Frank’s Place first timer to order? That is hard, I like everything I make. Our burgers are great but I am really proud of the shrimp po’boy. On your day off is there anyplace in Akron you like to go? I am a total home person on my days off. I am usually home getting chores done, having a few drinks and maybe watching a movie. I don’t get out much. Frank’s Place 549 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303 franksplaceonmarket.com Tell your friends:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.