Ep. 39 Noah Verin (Urban Greens)
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Noah has some hilarious stories from his time as a chef. Working in a few tough Sydney kitchens grinding away and slogging it out, has helped shaped his world view with a more optimistic mindset. Jumping on the Roots podcast to reflect on his journey, gave him an opportunity to let out all of the entertaining experiences he'd gained along the way.  Noah once worked with a chef who was so intense that if Noah was to use his hands to pick garnish from his draws during service, they would get whacked with tongs by the chef beside him while abusing him in Spanish. Fortunately having learned Spanish in university, Noah could understand and make sense of his advice.   Having done his time in restaurants, Noah decided in 2016 to co-open the microgreens business and go for gold. Since then he has gone from a few shelves in a Marrickville unit (which flooded a few times), with Yellow being their first big customer, to a fully decked out work space with a prime location spot in Barangaroo (which coincidently happened to flood also) now serving his recognised produce to the likes of Claire Smyth at Oncore.   It's been a pretty wild ride for Noah Verin and since hospitality opened back up in October 2021, it seems as though he might be back on track with a few prospects in line for the future.  You can also now listen to the podcast on the new website over at rootshospitality.com.au where you can explore behind the scenes photos of venues, listen to your favourite podcasts and more.  Roots podcast is proudly supported by Sydney Direct Fresh Produce. The fruit and veg supplier led by Luke Kohler, who has provided Sydney with some of the best and local produce since he was 16 years old and still smashing it today.  Music by Charlie Fester. If you liked the podcast, go and follow @rootshospitality over on Instagram or sign up to the mailing list on the new website to hear about the latest guest and news for anything hospitality.
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