MEET OUR CAFE TEAM

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SHIREE PILKINTON

Maori-Croatian

APOC Founder &

Co-ordinator

I grew up in NZ.  Meal times often involved lots of people, laughter and crazy stories.  A hangi would  be our "go to" for larger family events.  Vegetables and meats cooked underground with that unique combination of smoky flavours and traditional steaming techniques.  Through travel, work and friends, I have also come to learn more about the flavours and ingredients of many other cuisines.   I have always enjoyed experimenting with cooking and baking, and still enjoy sharing my creations with others.   I love the exchange of skills, stories and ideas that happen within the APOC team.  We have many exciting plans brewing!

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LILLY WRIGHT

Malaysian

Kitchen/Cafe Coordinator

I think my mother was giving back some love to her daughter, which was me, through the cooking that she was doing. My mother put love and compassion in the process. She prays for the food to be beneficial for the people who eat it. This spiritual experience in cooking is very important for us. If you have in your life something cooked by someone in your family who puts love in the food — you feel something. There's a sensation, that can make the difference between something that has been cooked by someone who loves to cook and loves to put good energy into that food to make you happy. That's why I found my love for food and found that food was love.

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RISHNA GUNNESS

Mauritian

Head Chef

Bio coming soon!

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STEFI TELLO

Colombian

Barista / Cook

Bio coming soon!

 
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MEET OUR BOARD

A Pot of Courage Inc.

 
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ALEX OCEAN

British-Caribbean

President

Bio Coming soon

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LILLY WRIGHT

Malaysian

Vice-President

 I know my purpose in my life and professionally to serve the local community not only good food but kindness to help women in need in finding employment and training. I want to create a big, amazing dream to change the world. After all, it’s said that there is nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. I believe that when it comes to being truly successful you should also involve your heart.

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DEBRA PARSONS

Treasurer

Bio coming soon!

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SARAH SHARP

British

Secretary

Bio coming soon