Fairway has grown into the supermarket giant they are today because of people like Kenny Jones. The warm, soft spoken, humble and bright Kenny Jones has worked at Fairway for 34-years, starting at the company’s first store, on 74th Street.
“I started out working in Security and Dairy, then moved into the Cheese Department full-time,” Kenny explained, “I learned a lot about cheese and loved it right away. I had to sample everything and learned quickly to always recommend different types of cheese to customers.” Now Kenny works in Fairway’s Cheese/Dry Fruits & Nuts warehouse in Harlem, and is Fairway’s “go-to-guy” when it comes to the cheese warehouse.
After all these years it’s only right that he oversees the orders as well as cuts and packages tons and tons of cheese items for distribution to all of Fairway Market’s 11 stores. “I love my job cutting cheese, but I also like helping new people out and training them. New hires come here and I show them the ropes, teach them about the job, teach them about cheese.”
Kenny genuinely loves his job and his union, “The best thing about belonging to a union: I have rights and they’re protected, people can’t run over you with disrespect. It keeps everyone on their toes.” Kenny finished, “I’d really like to thank Howie, David and Harold for being behind me all these years, believing in me and for teaching me about cheese.”