Your name: Cameron
Name of your shop or service: Degani
Tell us a bit about your shop or service: We offer quality, local produce at the best price possible. Our customers are our family and we feel that they come to us for our unique menu.
What’s in season or really popular right now with shoppers? Our Southern Fried Chicken! We sell more chicken than anything else – including coffee!
… and what’s your favourite thing instore at the moment? We don’t serve anything more than once – we have new specials every week.
How long have you been working here? We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in October.
Are you a big or small crew - how many of you working there? There are 10 staff members in the Allenstown Degani family.
What’s do you reckon is best part of your job? Making people happy with our food! The look on our customers faces when they enjoy my food makes all the long hours worth it.
What are your interests in life? Any hobbies, interests or mad obsessions? Cooking, fishing and spending time with my family – my wife and I have a four year old son and another on the way!
Do you have local customers you know by name, or like to have a chat with? Yes! We have many regulars and a database of customers. We like to play a game to remember everyone’s orders and we are pretty good at it!
What do you think makes Allenstown Square a great community and/or good place to shop? Largely it’s because we are a family here at Allenstown Square, the stores all support each other and help each other out. We know what it’s like being a small business and we work together and refer customers on to each other.
Name two things you like most about working at the centre? I like that I know everyone in the centre and that I can reach out and ask for help if I need it.
Do you have a fave time of year in the centre and if so why? Winter – love the cool weather and the heartier food that you can create to keep people warm. But in saying that, I love all seasons and the fresh produce that spring and summer bring too!
Summer’s on the way… what are you looking forward to doing/eating/buying? Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and crisp salads I can experiment with and serve to my customers!