MEET THE TEAM

 

This week we caught up with our Head Chef, Darek, to find out what he gets up to when he’s not cooking up a storm in our kitchen.

Read on to find out more…

 

NAME:

Dariusz Podsiadły

 

NICKNAME:

Darek

 

COMPANY ROLE:

Head Chef at The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse

 

THREE THINGS THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

Food, family & music.

 

ARE YOU FROM AROUND HERE?

No, I’m from a city called Łódź in the centre of Poland. I’ve lived in Liverpool for just over 8 years now.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING MOST WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

Spending time with my fiancée & kids, cooking, & running the occasional 10k!

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO COOK AT HOME?

Any sort of pasta dish is always a winner in our house. I also like cooking traditional Polish recipes that my Mum & Granny taught me, especially on holidays like Christmas.

 

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE THREE PEOPLE TO HAVE DINNER WITH, WHO WOULD THEY BE?

Paul Bocuse, René Redzepi & Jiro.

 

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM?

To own and run a little bistro with my family.

 

WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO VISIT?

It’s got to be my home city, I don’t get to go back as much as I’d like. I love the Lake District as well.

 

WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TALENT THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT?

Since we moved to our new house I’ve discovered I’m pretty good at DIY!

 

Well there you have it, a dab hand with pasta and picture hooks!

Keep your eyes peeled for more team interviews coming soon…