It's our 3rd Birthday today! I know, we can't believe it either! 3 years has flown by and the coffee shop has changed quite a lot since we first opened in April 2018!
Something that hasn't changed much is our main team of staff & we now realise that we have never really posted about ourselves. I'm sure our regular customers will know some of our names already but we are always so busy & hardly get a chance to chat these days!
So we thought it was time we introduce ourselves & tell you a little bit about each of us. We will start with Fliss because she is the owner after all.
Fliss took over the business when she was just 28! She has always had a love of business and hospitality and has recently joined a business programme alongside 20 other businesses in Merseyside. Fliss started out working as a Café Manager for Sainsbury's before she decided to own her own coffee shop. She loves watching the team grow and puts all her energy into growing the business because it's something she is really passionate about! Just before Fliss took over the café, she had been travelling around Australia for 2 years! Yes we are all jealous! In fact, Fliss has travelled to over 40 countries! She also has a really cute Cockapoo called Alfie.
Kate has been with us for 2 and a half years and has recently become Manager! She is 26 years old and has a degree in TV Production. She loves anything Disney & a good cup of tea. She has a Border Collie puppy called Nala who is just the cutest little ball of energy & Kate was the first out of us all to get engaged! (maybe we will all take a day off for the wedding) Also fun fact, Kate used to do theatre when she was younger and performed at Her Majesty's Theatre!
Donna has been with us since day one... she just loves it here so much! Donna is one of our Team Leaders and is 33 years old. Donna loves a home cooked dinner and she will ask you everyday what you are having to eat that night without fail. She also has the strongest Cornish accent which we absolutely love! Donna really likes reading, name a book and she has probably read it!
Danny has been with us for nearly 3 years, she joined just a few months after we opened & is now a Team Leader! Danny is 26 and has a degree in Film & TV Production, she is half Greek & loves a good adventure (although she is scared of everything). She loves cake & tea, like a lot. She also likes running for some unknown reason & ran a marathon in 2019!
Beth will be 25 years old in 2 days time & has been with us for over 2 years now. She has a degree in Radio Production & Sport Science & is a professional figure skater for Team GB! (yes we have some really cool people working here) Beth LOVES snacks & will most likely always have snacks with her.
David is one of our younger staff members but he has already been working here for over 2 years! He is 18 years old and loves climbing and any other outdoor activities! When David was younger, he played first trumpet for the National Scout and Guide Concert Band! David is dating another member of staff and now they are Facebook Official, we can share the news! (David & Antonia sitting in a tree...)
Laura is our Kitchen Team Leader & is 29 years old. She has worked at Flissy's for 2 years now & you will always find her giggling away with the other staff! She loves a Pizza, a gin and some good music! She is our party girl and is waiting patiently for our Christmas party that we hope we can have in the summer! When Laura makes us food, she always writes a little note or draws a funny face on it and it really makes us smile!
Kumara is 19 years old and has been working here for the last 2 years! She is a Team Leader and is always helping out here and there, she is rather arty (or we have just presumed and roped her into painting) and painted all those colourful bricks on the back wall of the café and the tables outside too! Did you know that Kumara means Sweet Potato in New Zealand? We all think it's hilarious.
Sue has been working at the café for 15 years! 15 YEARS! Wayyyyy before we were known as Flissy's but we are so glad she has stuck around! Sue works mostly in the kitchen so you have her to thank for your yummy food! She loves a good clean and won't leave until the kitchen is sparkling! Sue takes good care of us and if you ask her for a half portion of chips, she will almost definitely give you a double portion!
Katy has also been with us since we opened back in April 2018! She is our musical queen! If you put a song on, Katy will know all the lyrics without fail! It's a talent we wish we all had! (Flissy's The Musical coming summer 2021) Katy also loves baking and recently created a masterpiece of a rainbow cake! Photo included below because cake is one of our main priorities.
So that is our main team of staff, the full timers we like to call ourselves but we wouldn't be Team Flissy's without all of our extra staff and there are quite a lot of us! So here is a special shout out to the younger staff, the weekend staff and the newer staff...
Ella who is always singing away to herself!
Antonia who is always smiling!
Jess who is the biggest animal lover!
Liv who is the most friendliest person!
Robin who is just super cool!
Gemma who is so lovely!
Joe who has braved all types of weather out front!
Freya who is the most helpful 15 year old!
Gaby who makes us laugh!
Leanne who is always so bubbly!
Ellie who is a great help in the kitchen!
Niamh who is one of our newest staff!
Lucy who has the best stories!
Nathan who helps outside and gets roped into maintenance work!
& we can't forget Andy! (Flissy's dad) who is co-owner and is always fixing things here and there! We love that he comes into the cafe for a coffee every half hour & is always making us laugh!
We want to say a big thank you, not only to our staff but to all of our lovely customers! Without you all coming in to the café for your coffee and cake and sausage batches, we wouldn't be where we are today! So thank you for helping us grow and we can't wait for the future of Flissy's!
P.S. Fliss has recently bought something super exciting! is it a bird? is it a plane? No, it's a coffee shop! Updates soon!
Team Flissy's x
Published by Danielle Kazandis