Monday, May 30, 2011

We are finally here! YAY!

So we opened our doors last Wednesday.  We didn't have full electricity til Thursday and we hopefully get gas tomorrow, but Mister Close looks hot.  He has come up so well and yep, we are pretty proud of what we have accomplished.  Completely and utterly exhausted, but man is it worth it.  We are pretty proud of what we have accomplished and I am especially proud of Peter who has been able to offer a full menu every day with limited power and Gas. 

Just like any new day at school you wonder what all the other kids will think of you, but we think they like us.  Kind of weird when you open up in the mouth of a food court which offers fairly cheap food alternatives and in an area of town where franchise and Asian food is the main offering - but we are determined to make our stamp.  We want to make sure we offer good food, an every changing menu and warm friendly service.  This combination is so important to us.  Peter puts so much love into his food and Carlos assists him with such finesse and I think the same level of passion.  Sure, we are priced differently from the $6 sandwich down the arcade or the Korean BBQ - but it is important for us to cook and serve up what we believe in - good wholesome home made food. We make everything front mini carrot cakes, mayonnaise, chutney, soups and it goes on and on.. I think sometimes people can underestimate that. 

It is pretty overwhelming and I must admit I was almost in tears a few times last Wed and Thursday - but only because we are so proud of what we have been through and accomplished.  We have had a fantastic first 5 days and even 2 catering jobs Than.  We are loving our customers and are starting to know their names (never been good with names so this is the test).  However for a guy who has returned to hospitality after 20 years I have just realised why - I really love pleasing people.  Thank you to everyone who has given us such wonderful feedback.  It was a huge risk, but I think we are going to like it hear.  Thank you new neighbours - you rock!

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