I come from a family of food lovers. My great-grandfather was a fisherman, my grandfather was a baker, my father was a chef, and like all woman of her generation, my mother was a cook - because that was what women did - and she was very good at it.
So it is inevitable that I am passionate about food. Raised in my Dad’s restaurant, I learnt from a young age about a love for food, people and service.
Despite studying towards a degree in psychology, my dream was to create a boutique lifestyle café – a restaurant that would challenge conventional ideas about daytime eating. I wanted to design a space people would be drawn to, timeless yet contemporary, original and innovative. I envisaged a restaurant where the environment you are eating in is as important as the food you are eating; a place where food and conversation go hand in hand. I was fixated with the quality of the ingredients, the presentation and the vibe.