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What would you be doing if you weren’t in the food industry?
Gardening, probably. I love surrounding myself with nature, and that’s when I feel happiest.
What was your first job?
Washing dishes at a local carvery restaurant that did 450 covers a night. Taught me to work hard, literally and metaphorically. Very different to what I do now.
What inspires you?
Seeing my son learn every day, and early mornings (both are related).
What’s the worst job you’ve done?
Putting wood in a machine and watching it become two pieces of wood for eight hours a day. Although, I did enjoy having plenty of time to ponder life! Maybe I’d have never been where I am now if I didn’t have all that time to think.
Tea or coffee?
Coffee, filtered, with Oatly Barista.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Receiving people’s feedback and positivity about our products - makes it all worthwhile.
And your least favourite?
The rest of the team waiting for my video to reconnect on calls - happens every time!
What would be your last supper?
Sushi with a cold beer. Japanese food is so amazingly tasty and healthy. And, who doesn’t like a cold beer!?
What’s your motto?
Be good, be kind, be yourself.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Camel jerky. Never again.
What’s your favourite book?
A Modern Way To Eat by Anna Jones.
Sweet or savoury?
I didn’t have to think for long about this question - sweet.
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