I wake up and quickly jump out of bed, I’ve never been a morning person, so I try to get as much sleep in before the gym. I throw my clothes on and jump in the car to make the 6.20 am F45 class. After my class, I head home to shower and get ready for work.
I leave my house and begin the 10-minute brisk walk to the station. I get on the 7.59 am train which arrives at Flinders St station at 8.25 am. I then begin the short 5-minute walk to the office arriving at about 8.30 am and say hello to my team. I put my lunch in the fridge, start up my computer and look through my emails.
I always start the day by replying to my emails and looking through what tasks I need to get done today. I keep a list of things I need to do on my computer and I’m constantly adding to it as things pop up. I find nothing more satisfying than ticking items off that list! After I’ve responded to my emails I start working on the biggest priority item on my list. Today that is finishing my presentation for my meeting at 11.30 am.
At 10.00 am each Thursday, I have a Foodservice work in progress skype call with R&D in New Zealand. On this call, we discuss where we are at with current projects and create an action plan for the week. On this call, I find out that one of our projects has progressed to the next stage that involves me preparing an artwork design. I add this to my to-do list! After the meeting, I write an artwork brief to send to our design agency for that project and monitor my emails.
I now have a meeting with the Foodservice sales team about a project I’ve been working on. I have samples for them to take to their customers and a presentation about an innovation we have been working on. After that meeting, it’s lunch time! I warm up my lunch and sit down with the other graduates who I am good friends with. We have lunch together every day and it’s a great way to catch up and switch off for a bit.
After lunch, I head back to my desk and reply to any emails I have. I then get stuck into that to do list! One of my current projects is creating a product catalogue for Foodservice and am currently reviewing the draft and requesting any changes I need to be done. After that, I put together the images to go into the catalogue and request some renders for products we are missing.
I have a meeting now with members of my team to go through invoicing and purchase orders. After that I reply to a few emails before going to a new product tasting at 4.00 pm. We taste the delicious products and give our feedback.
Usually, I head home around 5.30 pm but today I am going to a burger restaurant launch with the Foodservice team. The restaurant is one of our clients and we wanted to show our support. Plus, you can’t say no to free food.
I arrive home and get my lunch ready for tomorrow. I then watch MAFS on the couch with my family (don’t judge, everyone in the office watches it!!!). Then at 9.30 pm, I get ready for bed and I’m asleep by 10.00 pm.