INTRODUCING..... Jake Rylands 🙌
Name: Jake Rylands
Job title: Marketing & Events
Why did you decide to go for a career in food?
My dad has always worked in graphic design in food and drink. He used to show us his proposed designs and use us as his focus group. This was the catalyst for my interest in the food industry, specifically FMCG. Plus, the brands he worked for always sent free product, which is always going to be a factor for a young kid deciding on what he wants to do.
What's your motto in life?
Who wants to be normal?
Explain your job to us in a sentence (or two):
I am a data king, taking numbers and making them sing.
What's the worst job you've ever done?
Cleaning the toilets after working on New Year's Eve.
What would the ultimate dream job perk be?
The ultimate dream job perk would be a zip wire being supplied as a way of transport into the office.
What's the stupidest thing you've done at work?
After a long day setting up for an event, I returned with Lottie and Max to our AirBnB to get a well earned rest, all that was left to do was lock up the van and get into bed ready for the early alarm. In my tired state I pressed the button to lift the tailgate of our van, not realising it was wedged underneath the front door. Next thing I know the front door is off it's hinges and on the front garden. 2nd event....success.
What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
In my first week at Wheyhey, we all went out for drinks and I woke up the next morning in my boss's building on the floor by the lift. Excellent.
What luxury would you take to a desert island?
A blow up killer whale dingy with beer cooler holder.
What would be your last meal on earth?
A recreation of the food from Emperor's New Groove when they're in the café slurping up the bug, weirdly satisfying.
Who would be your 3 dream dinner party guests?
Lakeith Stanfield, David Attenborough, Michael Cane.