GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- The Amway Grand Plaza's longest serving employee is calling it a career.
The hotel hosted a farewell celebration Tuesday for Franz "Swiss" Imfeld. He began his career 57 years ago as head chef of what was then known as the Pantlind Hotel.
In 1988, he became the director of food purchasing, which has been his role ever since.
"In all those years, the immediate boss I had never told me when to go home, when to come in, what to do. All he wanted was the best I could do, and I always did that," said Imfeld.
No other employee has served more than 50 years with the hotel. In retirement, Franz plans to focus on his family, travel, and hit the golf course.