What do you do?
I work at and manage Mr Pom’s, Bright’s newest hospitality offering. We do fresh juices and fresh sandwiches and wraps. We opened two weeks ago with a bit of a silent opening on Thursday, May 17 before our first official day on the Friday.
A juice and sandwich bar is maybe something people might have said Bright needed?
Yeah, I think it was something that was missing and we’re pretty confident it will do well. A lot of people are busy with work and probably don’t have a much time for lunch so having a place where they can grab a ready to go sandwich or a juice is something that’s pretty convenient.
What’s the meaning behind the name Mr Pom’s?
Pomology is the science of growing fruit. We discovered that when we were brainstorming ideas for a name and thought it was pretty cool.
What juice do you recommend?
It would definitely have to be the Dirty Dilf with a bit of extra ginger is nice or the Popeye Pash if you’re looking for a meal replacement.
You were working at Dr Mauve, are you still down there too?
I am, I’m doing Friday and Saturday nights just to help out a little bit. Both businesses belong to Jamilla Cudmore and Tom Buckley who are also in the process of setting up another new venture at Mt Hotham called Miss Mary’s so we’re all helping out where we can at the moment.
How long have you been in Bright?
I have been here for four months. I came for a visit and never went home.
Where did you move from?
I moved from Bateman’s Bay on the NSW south coast. I originally came here to suss out a position on the mountain for winter but then these couple of opportunities just kind of fell into my lap. Jamilla just said to me I’ve planned your life out for you and this is what’s happening. I’m always open to new and exciting things and didn’t really have anything going on at the time so it was a pretty easy decision to stay. I fell in love with the place too so I’m pretty pleased to be starting a new chapter here.
You’ve traded the coast for the mountains, what do you prefer the beach or the snow?
You can’t go passed the ocean so I’d have to say salt comes first and snow second.
What have you done for work in the past?
I had most recently worked in retail in clothes stores and hadn’t worked in hospitality for a while before coming to Bright. Hospitality is obviously a big part of what Bright is so I was keen to get back into it. It has also been a great way to meet people.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Outside of work I like I do a bit of hiking and swimming and I’m looking forward to getting up the mountain to do a bit of skiing on my days off.