How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like about living here? Four weeks only. As a country boy from New Zealand, I love country life. The people in Parkes are very friendly and helpful. The town has a nice atmosphere.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy about your work? I have just started as the new chef at the Station Motel restaurant. I have been cooking since I was 17 and I just love it. It is in my blood – my mother’s side of the family is Italian and
she taught me to cook. It is my passion.
What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? I work six days per week, so when I get home I just like to put me feet up, have a beer and watch a movie. I enjoy science fiction and nostalgic movies, Casablanca is my number one. I also enjoy going for walks and chatting to people.
What are you really good at? I think I am really good at my job. I also understand people as I am a good listener.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? Time travelling to go back and fix small mistakes – not necessarily my mistakes, but I hate seeing people getting hurt.
What is your pet hate? When I work closely with people and I see they are not doing their best. People should be the best they can be. I am also a perfectionist and hate making mistakes.
Tell us about your best holiday ever. Thailand – when I was married the first time we went to Hua Hin, south of Bangkok, for our honeymoon. It is a picture perfect place, and the Thai food is just exquisite.