Who: Rikka Johnson, 32
General manager, Wolfgang Puck’s the Source
What she does: I manage the staff, the restaurant and its guests, and the finances at the Source, Wolfgang Puck’s pan-Asian restaurant located on the bottom floor of the Newseum. I love my job—I easily eat better than anyone else in Washington, as I am also the unofficial guinea pig for chef Scott Drewno.
Describe your work style: With Wolfgang, there’s definitely a value placed on style and on always looking and feeling your best. At the restaurant, you never know who’s going to walk through the doors, so I’m frequently in suits. My go-to color is black due to its functionality—no matter what I’ve tried, soy sauce and red wine don’t wear well on colored pieces.
Dressed-Up Day at the Restaurant
Oscar de la Renta dress, vintage onyx necklace, and Valentino heels.
Regular Day at the Restaurant
Michael Kors dress, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and J.Crew necklace.
Brooks Brothers oxford, DKNY pants, Japanese pearl necklace, and YSL heels.
All photographs by Kate Warren.
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