Meet The Team

Our team are a happy bunch, with early starts for the “butchery team ” And our dedicated Customer service team, we have the right person to help you. If the guys aren’t making a noise on the bandsaw, the girls are busy making cakes and meals out the front. Our staff are our most valuable asset.

The range of work our team does is varied and all extremely important.  From the junior stockperson who fills up the bread and milk to our store managers, each one is there to ensure that your experience in our store exceeds your expectations, every single time.

The one thing all our team members have in common is a dynamic and energetic outlook, with a desire every day to make a positive difference to our customers.

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us…

BUTCHERY

Our butchers have plenty experience in the art of butchery and if you can’t see it!! ask for it, they will soon have the right cut you are after. The meat come in on the hook, not in a carton, so they can do whatever the customer would like

Deli

Our deli staff work constantly to refill and replenish our deli.  All hams and salamis are sliced to order and they have skills in carving off the bone.  It’s a demanding job requiring high standards of cleanliness, organization and food hygiene.

Counter

The face of our business, those at our front counter greet you with a smile and if you are a regular, will know you by name.  They combine the skills of getting you through the checkout quickly with having a nice chat and catching up on your news and ours.

STOCK

Re-ordering, replenishing, stacking, facing up and keeping things clean and orderly are the main tasks for a stock person in our stores.  Keeping plentiful supplies of your favourite things is a priority.  If you are looking for something you can’t find, ask one of our stock people and we will find it or order it for you.

 

Aaron

Butcher

Aaron is our head butcher and has 18 years’ experience, knowledge and passion for the trade. A man with flare, Aaron’s artistry with value added meats is the talk of the town and has helped to catapult the business into the gourmet! A man with a plan, Aaron is a hard working and exceptionally skilled butcher.

Emily

Customer Service

Emily is our prodigy! We’ve been lucky enough to have Emily’s smiling face working for us while she was still at school and as soon as she graduated we were rapt that she chose to come and work for us full time. Always happy and polite, Emily is one of the friendly faces to greet you when you firs walk through our door Currently completing Cerificate 3 in Retail, we love having Emily as part of our team.

Libby

Customer Service

Everyone knows Libby! Libby has lived in St Helens most of her life and, as a bit of a social butterfly and fundraising guru, she has many friends and family in the area. Always up for a laugh and able to regale a story or two, Libby is a valuable member of our team with sound business experience and customer service savvy that we rely on.

Tayla

Apprentice

Tayla is the newest member of our team and is also a qualified chef! With Tayla’s wealth of food knowledge we’re excited to keep developing our range of in house recipes, baked goods and deli lines. Tayla is a quick learner and we are loving the inspiration she’s bringing to the business.

Garry & Kate

Owners

Garry and Kate are well known locals, Kate grew up in St Helens and for over 10 years, they very successfully ran a local caravan park and minimart. After selling the park they were looking for a business opportunity that filled a need locally and also inspired them and in the end, it came dow to opening an electrical goods store or a butchery. With Garry’s background as a butcher and Kate famous for her home cooked pies and cakes – it ended up being an obvious choice and in September 2014, East Coast Village Providore opened it’s doors for the first time.

With a passion for all things local, the Providore quickly earned a fine reputation for quality, range and great service. Kate is the glue that holds it all together; when the going gets tough she bake another pie and the world is good again. Garry is always busy planning the next in-store promotion – in between sampling the new range of craft beers and local wines!

Garry and Kate are hands on owners and you’ll always find them with a big smile and up for a chat when you call in.