[TEAM APPRECIATION MONTH]
Introducing: Paul - Director of Business Development
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am originally from a small town in New Jersey (the part that Springsteen doesn’t sing about). After a sojourn in PA during college, I settled in Brooklyn where I’ve lived for the past 7 years. I was doing sales at a national bakery chain for the past few years and was looking for a change. I found a listing online for a position at BFG and was immediately smitten with the website and the concept!
You manage all the customers and orders. What do you personally like and usually recommend?
Hard to narrow it down. I adore the cobbler cookies - last month it was peach, this month apple. My recommendations really depend on the event or what type of gift it is.
What’s a busy day like at BFG HQ for you?
Ask me around December 12th. :)
What’s the most difficult thing about your job?
Finding the right balance between sales and customer service and making sure everyone is 100% satisfied with our product and service.
Have you run into any bizarre order requests?
So far at BFG, nothing too outlandish, but I’ve had some interesting ones in the past such as the woman who wanted a 5 foot tall cupcake to wheel out to her boss for the company’s anniversary.
Borough of New York that best describes you?
Brooklyn all the way, but I do appreciate a little bit of what every borough has to offer (even Staten Island).
Anything gastronomy-related: cooking, shopping for food, registering for interesting kitchen gadgets that I neither have room nor much use for, dining out, etc. Sometimes planning a meal takes up an entire weekend. I also enjoy golf, but rarely get out to play these days. I also enjoy reading and pre-war architecture. Oh, did I mention food?
Song that describes you.
Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall by Simon & Garfunkel