Armando Rodriguez Theater Producer, Lead Waiter - TEDxAlmansorPark
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TEDxAlmansorPark Speaker

Armando Rodriguez

TEDxAlmansorPark 2019 Speaker | Theater producer, lead waiter.


Armando Rodriguez is a theater producer and lead waiter at La Gondola, a famous Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.  Mr. Rodriguez is originally from Durango, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles, California when he was 16 years old to work as a restaurant dishwasher and kitchen assistant at Golan Restaurant, a Kosher Jewish restaurant in North Hollywood, California.


In 1999, the Los Angeles Times published an article about Mr. Rodriguez, as he became well known for his fluency in Hebrew without any formal education but by simply chatting with co-workers and customers.  “He speaks Hebrew like an Israeli,” stated his boss at the time and worked his way up from a dishwasher to becoming a manager of the restaurant.