Bravotv.com: Give us a quick primer, how long have you worked at SUR? How did you end up there?
Katie Maloney: I have been working at SUR for 3 years. I went to SUR for dinner with friends for the first time and thought it was a really cool restaurant. I brought my résumé in the next day and the rest is history!
Bravotv.com: Do you feel the same way as Stassi, that Scheana was someone who should not be trusted? Do you think Stassi's treatment of her was fair?
KM: No. I don't share the same feelings as Stassi. I don't condemn Scheana for her past, although I don't condone it either. I gave Scheana the benefit of the doubt. Once I got to know her I found that she is a cool chic. On the other hand Stassi is my best friend however, I don't respect the way she treats Scheana. Stassi is extremely opinionated and tends to act on impulse. That's just her and I cant control it. I ALWAYS am encouraging Stassi to be mature and give others a chance!
Bravotv.com: You’re the only staffer not dating someone on staff -- is the deliberate? Are you glad to be out of the in-house dating pool?
KM: It wasn't a deliberate decision. However, Schwartz being best friends with Jax and Tom Sandoval and the former roommate, that makes him an honorary SUR member! Tom and I have a really great relationship and I'm happy we don't work together, I like that I have my own thing and he has his own thing.
Bravotv.com: Do you think SUR is a hard restaurant to work at compared to other places you’ve been?
KM: In some ways, yes. It's very difficult to come into SUR and just do your work and go home. I feel like every shift is eventful and never know what to expect. Also, it's almost impossible to leave personal issues at home because I work with my best friends, which brings in a lot of drama! All that aside, I love working there!
Bravotv.com: What would your dream career look like?
KM: Ah! I would have my own music supervision company, as well as a boutique record label.