Dan started working for us in the complete mayhem of last year and since then has pretty much managed to cover all aspects of the business from picking and packing orders to taking a starring role in our Westcountry Olive promotional videos and recently trying his hand at inputting invoices and updating our website after a slight altercation with his thumb. As the requisite foodie type required to work in this industry Dan said “my death row meal would be pie, pie and chips, pie and mash, pie on its own – just pie”.
His pie of choice is the classic chicken and bacon, “if I know I’ve got a chicken & bacon pie waiting for me at the end of the day it makes it a whole lot better”. We agree, pie does make things better, and the chicken & bacon pie from Chunk of Devon is no exception – lovely and creamy with big chunks of tender chicken combined with intensely smoky bacon pieces in a creamy white wine sauce. What’s not to love?
Q&A with Dan
Q: Favourite chunk pie and why?
A: Chicken, bacon and leek, combination of flavours really work well together, chunk create smooth yet complex gravy that really combines the chicken and bacon.
Of course the best thing about any chunk pie is the perfect pastry, flacky which is owed to being a great British pie
Q: Chips or mash?
A: Long pause….. Chips due to the simple fact that you can dip into the gravy/sauce and clean up the plate.
Q: If you had to eat only one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
A: Starter – mozzarrella dipper, halloumi fries and sweet chilli dip
Main – steak and ale pie, yorkshire puddings, roast pudding red cabbage and cauliflower cheese
Pudding – sticky pudding toffee
Q: How long have you worked at Isca Foods?
A: Around 6/7 months
Q: What is your role at Isca?
A: Olive production manager, Picker, due to a recent cycling incident he has taken more of an admin role currently helping with invoicing and banking.
Q: Have you always wanted to work in the Food Industry?
A: No, however life is built on spontaneous experiences which will make great stories for when i am an old man!
The Acting dream will never die and i may become famous one day
Q: What do you look forward to doing most when Lockdown restrictions have been eased completely?
A: Leaving the house without a panic of ‘have i got a mask on me!!’