- We speak to the founder and director of Livia's Kitchen about the best and worst parts of the job
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WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WEREN’T IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY?
I studied psychology and neuroscience for five years before I started this business – it will always be a passion of mine.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Working at Great Ormond Street Hospital whilst I was studying.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My team and social media followers. Having them spur me on is incredibly inspiring and motivating.
WHAT’S THE WORST JOB YOU’VE DONE?
At the beginning of the business, I was having to do every single thing myself. The baking, the deliveries, the finances, the admin etc. It was just me.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE JOB?
Seeing my products on shelves and being tagged in comments from people loving them will never get old. I also think watching my team grow and develop has been a fantastic part.
AND YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE?
Recruitment and fundraising!
HOW ABOUT THE FOOD INDUSTRY?
The food industry is incredibly exciting. It’s constantly evolving at such a fast pace and I love being involved.
TEA OR COFFEE?
Tea. I’m obsessed with homemade ginger tea at the moment and I love a matcha latte.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST SUPPER?
The biggest bowl of avocado pesto pasta. Its absolute heaven. I’ve even got my entire team hooked!
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
Always live and love fully and don’t do anything by halves.
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
I loved If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed – one of the founders of Innocent.
SWEET OR SAVOURY?
Sweet. All day, every day.