Anna Garrod the coconut tree

What was your first job? Working in a vintage clothes shop on Saturdays.

What was your worst job? When I was 16, being asked to fold pants and bras for gift boxes while customers waited, for a well-known shop at Christmas - however the shoppers were mostly male. I spent most of my day feeling awkward.

What was the first music single you bought? Michael Jackson - Farewell my Summer Love.

How do you describe your job to your mates? Essentially I’m still selling booze (some things never change) and food but it’s totally delish, healthy and Sri Lankan.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? When Jay Rayner gives us an amazing review, which he recently did for our Cheltenham site.

What is the least rewarding part? Trawling through property websites looking for strange sites with potential at great prices.

What is your motto in life? Smile your way through.

If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? To fly in and stay corporate VIP at Glastonbury.

Any phobias? Wasps, no matter how many people have told me, I still can’t sit still.

If you could change one thing in grocery, what would it be? Plastics - further development in packaging so it can be avoided, and to also prevent all single plastic use with an assurance that the product does not then pillage another environmental issue.

What luxury would you have on a desert island? A private jet to get off.

What animal reflects your personality? A cat, because it’s a softie but also independent.

What’s your favourite film? True Romance - favourite film for representing everything that is cult.

What’s the most embarrassing moment in your life? One I can share. Wrestling around with my shirt as a wasp flew down my top and, in short, ripping it off in panic in the middle of a packed beer garden. Cringe.

Which celebrity would you most want to work with? To sing in the band with Juliette Lewis.

What’s your death row meal? A Hawksmoor steak supper and a treacle hopper with coconut ice cream.