A Woman With Special Needs Wanted To Be A Cook, So This Restaurant Made It Happen

July 27, 2021

A restaurant in West Virginia is being celebrated for hiring employees with special needs.

restaurant hires special needs girl
Jordyn's Deli / Facebook

Jordyn's Deli in Falling Waters is a special kind of eatery that supports special needs employment.

In a recent Facebook post, the restaurant posted photos of the new bench they built for an employee named Angelina who desired to be a cook.

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade," they wrote.

"And when one of your best employees comes to you and says that in spite of all obstacles, they want to be a cook...you find a way to make it happen.

You move a couple pieces of equipment around so she can reach. You take some wood, screws and the skills of a local craftsman (her grandfather 🥰) to make her a perch. And you step back to watch her live out a dream. Angelina's Reubens. Nothing any better.

This is who we are.
This is what we do."

restaurant hires special needs girl
Jordyn's Deli / Facebook

According to the restaurant's website, the employees with special needs receive the same treatment as everyone else.

"Our 'special friends' work in an environment of complete inclusion, equal pay and equal job responsibilities. Their work provides a true benefit and we are stronger because of their contributions."

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