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Our Team | Sarah Gilbert

Updated: Mar 25

In celebration of International Women's Day we've decided to put the spotlight on just a few of our dedicated and passionate team members here at WestCountry.


Sarah is one of your trusted account managers from our St Austell Depot and has been with us for 5 years.



Looking after you and discussing our ranges of inspirational products is her favourite part of the job. In Sarah's down time, she enjoys hopping over the border into North Devon to visit Mortehoe and Woolcombe, walking her dogs and gardening.


The WestCountry Group is proud to be a people business, from our passionate producers and dedicated local growers, through to our drivers and office staff. Thank you Sarah for making WestCountry evermore special for our customers and crew alike, this one's for you.



Our Team: Based in St Austell

Name: Sarah Gilbert

Job Title: Customer Account Manager 

Nickname: Palms or Palmer 

Time in role: 5 years 


Favourite;

  • part of your Job: Looking after our customers and talking about the products we sell 

  • type of food to eat/drink: I love Indian Food, enjoy a Whiskey Mac and I love Fresh Fruit

  • place/s to visit: Hopping over the border in to North Devon to Mortehoe and Woolacombe

  • past time / hobby: Enjoy walking with my dogs, gardening and travelling.

Quick recipe idea for your favourite food type: Fresh Fruit Brulee - serves 4


Ingredients

  • 225g of Strawberries sliced

  • 100g Raspberries

  • 125g White Grapes sliced

  • 1 Fresh Peach sliced

  • 8-10 Ratafia Biscuits

  • Tub of Crème Fraiche

  • a few dashes of Cointreau (or other favourite Spirt) 

  • 125g Light Brown Soft Sugar

  • Piece of Fresh Mint to decorate.

Method

  • Arrange the Fruit in the base of a large Soufflé Dish (or individual Ramekin Dishes).

  • Place the Ratafia Biscuits on top and pour over your chosen spirit. 

  • Spoon over the Crème Fraiche and Chill in the fridge for a last an hour.

  • Sprinkle over the sugar and place under a hot grill till the sugar caramelises (or use a Chefs Torch). Delicious! 

Why I like WestCountry:

West Country is a nice friendly company, with great people. It offers exceptional quality and service to Customers 


Which of our products best represents you and why?

A Melon, as my structure is hard but underneath I'm soft and sweet


Dream Job?

Babysitting Orangutans in Borneo


Unusual / interesting fact about me:

I hold City & Guilds in Floristry and Horticulture 


If you knew then what you know now what would you do differently?

I would have listened to what my Mother had to say, as Mothers are always right!


Covid 19 specific question – what’s the most positive thing you will take away from this time? Never take anyone or anything for granted, the value and freedom to see Friends is priceless.


What's next for you?

The challenge of new things and seeing out my working days at WestCountry 


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