Pershore Patty meets Leo Hopley, Kitchen Manager at The Rustic Bewdley to ask a few personal questions and for a general nose.
Tell me a little bit about how you came to own or work in your business.
My father owns and runs Hopley’s Family Campsite in Bewdley. This is where The Rustic Pizza Company began and I’ve been a part of it from the start. First as a pizza oven boy and now as the burger cook.
Any news announcements, or events that you’d like new and existing customers to be aware of?
Sunday July 28th we’re holding a food festival here at The Rustic Pizza Shack, showcasing local food, with local music and there will be other activities on throughout the day too.
What makes your business unique?
Favourite restaurant to visit if you get a night off?
Last thing you watched on TV?
SAS: Who Dares Wins
Which person in your life do you most admire and why?
My Father for working so hard to make the campsite and Rustic what it is today.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
What’s your favourite smell in the whole world?
Beef burger on a bbq
What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?
BLT + cheese
Who would you want to cook your last meal on earth, and why?
DJ BBQ as he’d throw a good party too
What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Burgers, cheese and salads
What’s your claim to fame?
Played a gig with Robert Plant in the audience and he told us the band was great
Which food & drink business (other than your own) do you wish you had created?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Follow what you’re passionate about
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
I got to speak to Murph from The Beefy Boys at Easton Chilli Festival
Name a product or service you love so much that you’d happily be that company’s spokesperson.
Coleman’s English Mustard
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
What is the perfect combination of pizza toppings?
The ‘Leo Special’ consists of a good helping of pepperoni, red onion, brie, caramelised onion and jalapeños.
What was the worst job you ever held and why?
Doing the strimming for my Dad around the campsite, because I’d find the presents dogs had left behind
Will And The People
What was the last thing you ate?
Favourite cut of steak?
What website do you visit most often?
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Sleep for a whole week
What do you hope never changes?
My love for burgers
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