Sophie Harvey

Founder, Soffle’s Pitta Chips, on pitta pushin’, Quentin Tarantino and driving a tuk tuk

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What was your first job? At 14 I started pot washing in the café where my sister worked. I was soon promoted to waitress!

What’s been your worst job interview? For my last job at the gallery I was running there in the rain, thinking I could sort myself out for two minutes before I met anyone. Instead, I buzzed in, ran up the stairs, through the door and straight into the office - sweaty, wet and nervous with everyone right there.

What was the first music single you bought? Meat Loaf - I’d Do Anything for Love.

How do you describe your job to your mates? I spend my week pitta pushin’.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? The people I meet is the ultimate part of the job.

What is the least rewarding part? Too much time with the computer.

What’s your motto? Rome wasn’t built in a day.

If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? A four-day week! Friday would instead be a fun day out.

Do you have any phobias? Snakes definitely make me feel uneasy.

If you could change one thing in grocery, what would it be? Small brands can find in-store promotions, sampling, listing fees, discount promotions and adverts extremely challenging. It would be great if this could be taken into consideration more.

What luxury would you have on a desert island? My music and beers.

What animal most reflects your personality? Woodpecker - colourful and ambitious!

What’s your favourite film and why? Jackie Brown, for the gripping storyline, the style, the music and Pam Grier.

What has been the most embarrassing moment in your life? Driving my three-wheeler tuk tuk pitta-mobile there are many hairy moments. A couple of years ago in Essex, I lost control and went into a bush. It was nothing serious but the cars went past waving angry rude hand signals as they had got stuck behind me. Total cringe.

Which celebrity would you most like to work with and why? I would love to do a video/photoshoot with Quentin Tarantino and/or A Tribe Called Quest. Attitude, humour and style.

What would your death row meal be? Tapas portions of an entire Vietnamese menu.