Meet the crew

We're a friendly bunch. Say 'hello' to the Park Café Crew...

We're a small team, and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.

Here's the team. Do you think their profiles are fact, or fiction?

Say 'G'day' to Darren

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Darren manages all the Cafés; however, he is mainly based at Woodpecker Café.

Favourite food

Darren’s favourite foods include seafood (it’s an Aussie thing). Handmade sausages, Asian dumplings, slow and low cooked meats and fresh handmade breads.

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Darren loves to be around food and people. He also loves being part of a dynamic team, where there is always lots going on.

Something Darren would like you to know about him

Darren moved over here all the way from Australia, where he was a professional shark wrestler in North Queensland!

Say 'Hey' to Charlotte

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Charlotte works at Woodpecker Café.

Favourite food

Charlotte has a real sweet tooth, she loves chocolate! Although usually she will enjoy a healthy tasty salad.

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Charlotte loves to work in a lovely little café with gorgeous surroundings. She also loves the team she works with and being able to enjoy the views.

Something Charlotte would like you to know about her

Charlotte is actually a secret celebrity - find her face on some of our leaflets! Feel free to ask her for an autograph! 

Say 'Hello' Juliette

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Juliette works at Woodpecker Café.

Favourite food

Juliette’s favourite food is seafood! Juliette also loves anything cheesy and filling! Her favourite meal on our menu is the sausage, onion chutney and melted cheese pannini – Yum!

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Juliette loves being able to watch people play golf. Juliette also absolutely loves making delicious food and impressing customers with her extra efforts!

Fun fact about Juliette

Juliette is actually a golfing champion in her spare time! Ask her for a match…!

Say "Hola" to Shirley  

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Shirley spreads her magic across all the venues!  

Favourite Food

Shirley loves ALL food! Her favourite at Woodpecker Café is the fresh veggie breakfast. 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Shirley has lots of fun working in all the different venues; she loves learning new things all the time and meeting new customers. 

Fun fact about Shirley

Shirley considers herself an amazing dancer, she taught Shakira how to dance! 

Say "Hi" to Bryony

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Bryony works at Squirrel Café and Mini Golf and Woodpecker Café and 

Favourite food

Bryony loves an Aubergine Moussaka, or anything with aubergine really…

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Bryony enjoys watching all the dogs playing in the park! 

Fun fact

Bryony is the daughter of the infamous poet “Lord Byron”, and is known for her work with Charles Babbage in the conception and development of the world's first computer… 

Say "Bonjour" to Sam

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Sam works at Fox Café, at Redhill.

Favourite food

Sam's favourite food is roast chicken and stuffing-Mmmm! 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Sam loves meeting new customers and having a good chat with the regulars! She thinks it's great seeing families getting together and enjoying the park.  

Fun fact

Sam was called up to audition for Strictly Dance Fever! Unfortunately, she didn't get through....but if you see Sam, we're sure that she'll be more than happy to show you some moves!

Say "Whatsuuup" to Bernadette

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Bernadette works at Fox Café, Redhill.

Favourite food

Bernadette loves anything! Although she does love a roast. 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Bernadette loves being able to work outside in a beautiful park, especially on sunny days.

Fun fact

Bernadette featured on the BBC TV programme "All Together Now" where she came third in the competition!

Say "Hey" to Jas

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Jas works at both Squirrel and Woodpecker Cafés.

Favourite food

Jas' loves nothing more than a gooey chocolate cake!  

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Jas loves meeting all of the lovely locals. 

Fun fact

Jas has been playing the piano since she was five! 

Say "Howdie" to Daniela

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Daniela works at Hedgehog Kiosk in the Lower Gardens.

Favourite food

Daniela loves chocolate and basically all things sweet! She's also a huge fan of pancakes! 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Daniela loves working with friendly people, being part of a great team, and she also loves the beautiful views of the Lower Gardens.  

Fun fact

In her spare time, Daniela is a psychologist, for children! 

Say "Ciao" to Jesus

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Jesus works at Squirrel Café and Mini Golf, in Boscombe Chine Gardens.

Favourite food

Jesus loves any kind of Italian pasta dish! 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Jesus loves waking up early and enjoying the beautiful views of the parks.  

Fun fact

When Jesus was a youngster, he was determined to be a famous musician, like The Beatles! (It still might happen!!)  

Say "Hola" to Manuela

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Manuela works at Hedgehog Kiosk in the Lower Gardens. You may also see Manuela working at Lower Gardens Mini Golf

Favourite food

Manuela loves a nice hot soup, particularly lentil-Mmmmm! 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Manuela loves interacting with people, sharing experiences and creating an all-round good vibe for the day! 

Fun fact

Manuela has to buy kids' shoes because her feet are so small! In fact, her right foot is smaller than her left! 

Say "Yo!" to Gary 

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Gary is based at Woodpecker Café. He also prepares all the delicious food for all of the other sites, too! 

Favourite food

Gary loves the buttermilk fried chicken "birdie burger" on our menus. We can't blame him - have you tried it?! 

Favourite thing about working for Park Cafés

Gary loves being around new people all the time, 2m apart, of course! 

Fun fact

Gary previously worked at a Michelin star restaurant, aren't we lucky to have him?!

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