b"MY WONDERFUL TEAM HELPING PEOPLE I have thousands of people in my world who I've gotten to know during the course of my 33-year career. They're not just names, but clients who have become friends. I love staying in touch: helping them with their next life stage is deeply satisfying and has been an unexpected bonus. Back when I was in junior high, I took a test that showed I had aptitude as a social worker. Although I never pursued that field I think it revealed what I now know about myself: I love helping people. STEPHANIE MALLIOSCOMPASS RE1200 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3005, Short Hills As the executive chef, I have come to consider my201-404-1972 |stephaniemallios.comteam to be like family. Since the pandemic, we are a smaller group and that has helped us work together better.We're more in tune with each other and check in to make sure every member is fine. Although we're offering a more limited menu these days, we've learned to work toward a common purpose, doing more with less. I think the community has noticed. They give me the inspiration to be a better chef and person. RUBY FELIX-CURTISTHE FOX & FALCON 19 Valley Street, South Orange (973) 419-6773|thefoxandfalconnj.comKEEPING THINGS FRESHWe opened Picketts in May 2019 and quickly found our groove serving refined comfort food. When COVID hit, we had to pivot, fast. We changed our menu, adding more pizzas, family-style meals and batched cocktails for takeout. Weve made the most of our outdoor space, with a large tent, food trucks and live music. We all have side hustlesAshlee has an interior design business, Beth is Verizons Chief Sustainability Social and Governance Officer and Heidi is a strategic communications consultantso were comfortable making decisions on the fly and adapting as needed.BETH SASFAI, ASHLEE ANTHONY & HEIDI HOVLANDPICKETT'S VILLAGE BAR2208 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood 973-313-1100|pickettsvillage.barresilient & brilliant /33"