Eli is our newest member to the Love Brownies Team. She works in the shop and helps out in the office with posting out gifts. Here’s a little bit about Eli both in and outside of work.
“I’m the newest recruit at Love Brownies, I’ve only been here since the beginning of October 2018! I’m a shop assistant so you’ll see me when you come in to buy all your brownie goodies or stop for a hot chocolate to warm yourself up! I also help in the office gift wrapping and preparing orders to be posted.
Love Brownies is a small (but rapidly expanding) family run business and I was made to feel like a valued member of the team straight away. Everyone in the team knows each other really well and we have a laugh. Although I’ve only just started, I’m already so excited with all the changes that are going on in the business. I want to grow with Love Brownies and become an integral part of the team. I’m also looking forward to being more involved and helping with the franchises.
I love working in the shop as the customers are all so lovely. I’m a people person so it’s nice to have a chat with the regulars! Our brownies are all handmade individually with love so they’re crispy on the outside and all gooey in the middle. There’s a wide variety of flavours and they’re all very yummy – I’ve never had a bad brownie! My favourite flavour is caramel fudge and I first tried it when it was my mums wedding cake and I ate it constantly for 2 weeks. I prefer brownie bites to the big brownies just because you can have a couple of bites when you want (or the whole packet) and you can share them. Northern bloc Ice-cream also goes perfectly with a warm brownie!
When I was younger I worked as a manager and waitress in a gastropub. I then went travelling for a few years. I started off in Thailand and Bali for 3 months, where I trekked through the jungle, saw the elephants and travelled round the Phi Phi Islands which was where the beach was filmed. This was definitely a highlight! I also climbed a live volcano in Bali to watch the sunrise. Then I spent 19 months in Australia, which meant I had to do 3 months farm work. I graded potatoes for 12 hours a day on a brushed potato farm, 9 hours west of Sydney. It wasn’t the most fun I’d had all trip..! When I’m not at work I spend time with my sister and family, we’re always going shopping or out for food. I’m such a foodie, I love trying new restaurants! I used to be a keen basketball player and I was captain for the Yorkshire U18’s and U16’s.
Although I’ve only been here a couple of months, I love working at Love Brownies and I’m excited to see what the future holds! See you next time you come into the shop!”