Meet the Team: Julie Hvidsten, Server

Julie Hvidsten, server at Canterbury Park.
Julie Hvidsten, server at Canterbury Park.

Meet the Canterbury Park Team! To help you get to know the friendly faces you see when you come to Canterbury Park, we have introduced a new feature to the blog: Meet the Team.

Here, you’ll get a look at the people behind all the fun and games. Be sure to say hello next time you see them! Canterbury Park is now hiring seasonal and year-round positions. If you’re interested in joining the team, check out our Employment page.

Name: Julie Hvidsten

Job title: Server

City: Jordan

Canterbury Park: Who would play you in a movie about your life? Why?

Julie Hvidsten:  Susan Sarandon, because I love her.

CP: What accomplishment are you most proud of?

JH: Moving to the United States.

CP: What’s something people might find surprising about you?

JH: Because of my last name, that I am Asian!

CP: What’s your favorite part about working at Canterbury Park?

JH: I love the customers and the money helps me support my kids with their sports and dance classes.

CP: Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or Nobel Prize?

JH: Olympic medal, because it’s the highest accomplishment in sports.

CP: If you could ask your pet three questions, what would they be?

JH: Are you OK? Are you hungry? Do you have to go potty?

CP: What do you want on your tombstone?

JH: Pepperoni and cheese.

CP: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

JH: To fly, so I can visit the Philippines whenever I want to.

CP: If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

JH: An eagle, because you can fly without fear.

CP: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

JH: When I was 23 I decided to pursue a better future so I moved to the United States from the Philippines.

CP: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Why?

JH: Ellen Degeneres, because she is so funny and she helps a lot of people.

CP: Do you have a secret talent no one knows about?

JH: I make homemade egg rolls from scratch with my family.

Join the Team

Canterbury Park is now hiring over 400 positions for the 2018 live racing season.

A few of the perks of working at Canterbury Park:

  • Free live racing admission
  • Discounts at Canterbury Park food stands and gift shop
  • Minnesota Employee Recreation and Services Council discounts
  • Employee Scholarship Program
  • Community business discounts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Competitive benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees


Join the team! See a list of full positions on our website.


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