Every Monday we introduce a new member of the JUK team! From baristas to chefs, from behind-the-scenes accountants to event managers, here's the crew that keeps JUK ticking.
NELLY – OPERATIONS MANAGER
Recently moved back from living in London, Nelly buzzes around from store to store and keeps our team one big happy family. We love her OCD-list-keeping and positive vibes.
FLOYD – BARISTA
Floyd is one of our star players who's based mainly in our Remuera store. Floyd makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door, with a super-chill attitude and a warm smile. If he's not drinking coffee he's enjoying a craft beer, and cruising the sweet streets of Kingsland on his skateboard. Say kia ora next time you see him!
KARAM – CHEF
Karam is in charge of our delicious daily meals! He loves a backwards cap, a kitchen singalong and a destination wedding. Karam's looking forward to exploring more Middle Eastern dishes this year in line with his heritage – we hope you are, too!
WENCY – CHEF
Wency is one of our happy chefs (although we might lose him to Mexico... he’s just been on holiday and won’t stop banging on about how great it was!) always making a mess (but those are the best cooks — anyone who knows me, knows I’m not a tidy cook either!) can whip up a mighty fine dressing out of nothing and always uses too much chicken in his sandwiches.
From one of his fellow chefs: "When it comes to our house-made JUK chutneys and dressings Wency is our secret ingredient!" We love ya, Wence!
JESS B – ACCOUNTS
You might not believe it, but it takes three Jess' to keep JUK running! Jess B is our in-house accountant, she keeps things ticking with an impressive filing system, and makes sure we all break for a healthy lunch. Charming and gentle, Jess B is the glue that holds our office team together!
MACY – JUK MASCOT
Macy has been around since almost the start of JUK – some of you may remember her being tied up outside La Boulange in the early days! Black and white = very on-brand. She is cuddly, loves hanging out in the office and is always on the lookout for crumbs.
HARRIET – CHEF
Harriet has been with us for 2 years and is an integral part of the JUK kitchen team! Originally from the UK and worked in Queenstown before she found us. A salad queen, my right-hand woman at weddings and events, and one of the hardest workers I know.
MATT – DELIVERIES
Have you met Matt, our friendly and conscientious delivery driver? He’s so switched on and has changed our lives for the better! And currently only one parking ticket under his belt.
LILA – CATERING
As our Events Manager, Lila spends her week meeting with clients, planning menus and is a bit of a champ behind the bar at any event! And if that wasn’t enough, Lila is also a customer service superstar and manages our in-store and online product inventory!