As I crawled shattered out of bed each morning, my main goal was to make it through the day to crawl back under that duvet as early as possible and try to recharge my fading batteries.
The tiredness was exacerbated by the sheer volume of work we got through at
The Delicious Food Co.
It was by all accounts an exceptional month as shop after shop sold out of our wonderful salads & sandwiches, new clients came on board and the excitement in the kitchen grew. We have a superb team in the kitchen, and each day as I would arrive in guiltily with yet another order, increasing the burgeoning work load...Mr Delicious would groan but our young & exciting team would simply smile & rejoice for our good fortune.
"Another 500 salad pots for client X"..No problem !, "400 Hummus Pots"..Hooray!, "Two new sandwich accounts to be delivered before 8am"....Yippee !, "48 kilos of mixed bespoke salads"..Fab! and joyfully they would send me off again like a foodie prophet to gather more orders and bring them back to the kitchen to be fulfilled.
Last week I gave a lift to one of the team and worried to him about the work load on everybody, especially Mr Delicious.With youth on his side he confided in me ..."don't worry Shirley..I have explained to the guys, that Mr Delicious is an old man, whilst we are young , we can do the work, we are happy to work, you just bring in the orders and we will make it happen.
So to honour the lads and their relentless energy & positivity, I feel my old energy slowly & ryhtmically trickling back through my veins, I am back on track....hungry for business, sniffing out leads at every office building I pass.
So if you crave great food in your office or local deli...watch out 'cos I am coming to get ya!