"You can't eat an elephant all in one go. Write lists, stay on course and keep ploughing through, nothing is easy. Enjoy the journey though as this is what its all about."
"Leap and the net will catch you."
What inspires you to do what you do?
You are what you eat, food and diet is crucial to a healthy life and eating yummy food is just a pleasure. Food brings people together, family, friends, communities. Food is giving and it is also, for me, steeped with memories that are all good. And with what I do, I also support and showcase the food producers that work really hard to bring that good food to the table. Its a passionate business - food is passion and has a lifetime of learning in so many different directions.
What are some of the challenges you've faced in pursuing your goals, and what keeps you going when things get rough?
I trained and worked as a chef and had a riding accident that limited my work output as a chef. But when one door closes another opens and I moved into the Retail, front of house side of food which has also allowed me more of a sociable life that I was ready for. So when things get rough I always know that things happen for a reason and storms pass.
If you had to do it all over again, would you do anything differently and why?
I wouldn't change anything as I believe that we are where we are supposed to be at any given point. If I changed anything I wouldn't be where I am today.
To all the aspiring women out there who have big dreams, what would you say to them to encourage them to go for it?
You can't eat an elephant all in one go. Write lists, stay on course and keep ploughing through, nothing is easy. Enjoy the journey though as this is what its all about.
What do you do in your quiet moments to restore balance to your system?
Eat! Haha.. I cook, and at the moment I have gone back to making my own bread. I read cookbooks. I also do yoga. This point is extremely important. Taking time to do things for yourself, however small, is very important to enable you to keep working hard, as life isn't just about work.
What does being FEARLESS mean to you?
Leap and the net will catch you. Having faith and keeping a positive frame of mind at all times. This is way harder than it seems.