Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? It wasn’t.
Two days ago my mate Clint and I were having breakfast of Khao Mung Gai on Phichit Rang San road when we heard a lot of fire trucks racing past near by.
On the way back to Peppers we could see something happening up around Robinsons. I was too busy to go and look but Clint went for a walk with the camera while I stayed back at the shop.
It would appear that a small shop selling food a few doors north of Robinson had half caught fire. It can’t have been too bad as when we drove past about 6 hours later it appeared as he was back in business.
Now that I own a food outlet of my own it was reassuring to see such a response from the fire brigade and that it was contained so quickly.
The last few days have once again been really busy.
12 hours a day getting the shop ready and then another few hours doing my other work. Add trying to spend as much time as possible with the kids = not much time left for anything else. However we aren’t complaining as it is a lot of fun what we are doing. I am enjoying working alongside Seerung as well as Ben and Nong.
Yesterday we had all our staff start work so the last few days have been training them on new recipes and seeing exactly where their skill levels are. We have Mee and her son Urn. The used to work in the shop a while ago. Mee does most of the cakes and biscuits while Urn helps out his Mum as well as doing dishes etc. He will also be using his motorbike to do all the market runs for fresh food every day.
Jack is our baker and will do all our bread and pies. He can also bake cakes when we need him to. He has loads of experience and I am enjoying seeing what is already coming fresh out of the oven.
Dtom is our chef and will be handling the cooking of both the breakfast and lunch menu under the initial supervision of Ben.
Today the signs went up and although we still have a double sided A4 list of things that need to be done we are all confident of opening in just a few days time.