- We speak to the co-founder of Caleño about her inspirations and the best parts of the industry
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WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN’T IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY?
I love shows like Spooks and Line of Duty, and as a kid I always wanted to be an MI5 secret agent.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I started waitressing at 16 which paid for my car, holidays and uni nights out.
TEA OR COFFEE?
Colombian coffee every day!
WHAT’S THE WORST JOB YOU’VE DONE?
Hmmm, cleaning the inside of wine spittoons has to be up there!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST SUPPER?
At the moment it would be a BBQ. I’m obsessed with them at the minute.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I’m really inspired by strong female leaders who have used their influence to make a difference in the world such as Marie Curie (first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize), Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg, to name a few.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB?
I love that every day is different and every week I get to meet someone new.
AND YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE?
Admin. Emails, and the fact I’m constantly playing catch up.
HOW ABOUT THE FOOD INDUSTRY?
I love how much innovation, creativity and skill there is in the food industry.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
Always live your life to the very fullest, as you only get one. Take advantage of every opportunity.
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN?
I ate some strange deep fried bugs when I visited Vietnam.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
It’s got to be Harry Potter.
SWEET OR SAVOURY?
Tough call… savoury I think!