Sarah Poole/News Kaitlyn Hayes, head cook at Bladensburg Diner, loves cooking for and interacting with her customers. Despite the stresses of the job, she finds it all rewarding.

BLADENSBURG — The job of a cook in a diner can be very stressful, but the friendships acquired make it all worth it; just ask Kaitlyn Hayes.

Hayes is the head cook at her family-owned Bladensburg Diner, 25913 New Guilford Road. Hayes’ parents currently own the diner, but in time, she hopes to take over the business. The 19-year-old became a cook at the restaurant three years ago because she “ wanted to know every part of the diner” before she takes ownership.

Hayes said she loves being a cook for the people in her community. She enjoys serving delicious foods and forming friendships with her customers.

“(It’s so rewarding) when you talk to the customers afterward, to hear about whether they liked (the food) or not,” Hayes told the News. “I love it here. My favorite part about being here … would be the people. I get a lot of regulars that come in here and they all are something else.”


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