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MEET Anastasia Yates

Marketing Manager

What was your favourite subject at school?

Maths – except I’m terrible at it now!

What was your first-ever job? 

I was a Barista all through college.

What was your worst ever job?

I’m lucky enough to have never had a bad job, but I have taught English at Summer School which isn’t exactly the most loved teaching position!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Little Bay (

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life – what would it be?

Salad - providing there is Feta involved too.

What was the first music single you bought?

It would’ve been by Eminem…

What is the most entrepreneurial thing you have ever done?

I set myself up a little dog walking business before I was old enough to get a proper job. It was more born out of desire to have a dog than any sort of entrepreneurial leanings though.

What’s the funniest thing you have ever done to a work colleague?

It involved a stress ball shaped like a pig, several ransom notes and a lot of pork scratching puns…

What is your motto in life?

Do your hair like it’s full of secrets.

If you were allowed one dream perk what would it be?

To be able to have time off for the ‘summer holidays’ like we got to at school – no one warned me that those didn’t actually exist.

What’s your favourite movie and why?

Up, if you don’t like that movie you’re a terrible person!

If you could pick a celebrity to join Fresh; who would it be and why?

Gordon Ramsay – I feel like we could do some great work together for Speciality & Fine Food Fair.

What animal best reflects your personality and why?

I'd be a sloth. They were smart enough to be the first creatures to move into the canopy and have developed a pretty strong work/life balance - also, really good nails.