Jared Moss began his career in the food service industry with Jason’s Deli in Dallas.  He enjoyed working with people and food and then, several years later, discovered a passion for wine when he worked at a restaurant in Denver.  This eventually led him to his current position as Operating Partner of Flemings Steakhouse in Omaha.  Flemings is a prime steakhouse that offers prime beef, great seafood, 100 wines by the glass as well as several by the bottle selections, outstanding service, and a great atmosphere to dine in.  They are known for their hospitality in the restaurant as well as the community involvement outside of the restaurant.  They do their best to make sure that their guests feel welcome from the moment they walk in the door to the moment they leave.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
I’m sure like everybody else running a business in 2008, it was dealing with the bottom falling out of the economy.  I had to walk a fine line of cutting costs without sacrificing quality for our guests.  The people who came in still deserved the best and it was especially important during those times to make sure people were satisfied with what they got.  The other side of that coin was keeping up good morale with the staff even though business had slowed down.

Tell us a little about your family.
I’m originally from Dallas, TX.  My parents and one of my sisters still live there and I have another sister who lives with her husband and daughter in Oklahoma City.  I’m also engaged to be married this October to my beautiful fiancée Kate Sanwick.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Moving out here to Omaha with Flemings Steakhouse

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Going golfing.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I play bass in a band for my church nearly every Sunday

What are you the most proud of?
Being able to keep this restaurant open through the tough economic times we’ve had over the past few years.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To not forget where I came from, and coach my staff accordingly.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
One day I would love to rebuild an old Camaro from the ground up.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Read other people’s minds.

What are your plans for retirement?
Good question.  Unfortunately I’m not quite close enough to it to make any real plans just yet.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Again, playing bass guitar.

Which talent would you most like to have?
One day I would really like to learn how to play the bagpipes.  The instrument fascinates me and has the most unique sound I’ve ever heard.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

What is your favorite movie?
If I had to choose just one it would have to be Tombstone

What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite local restaurant?

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Louie Armstrong

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
The restaurant phone number is 402-393-0811 or email at us omaha@flemingssteakhouse.com or visit us at www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ne/omaha