With so much anticipation we hoped we’d be able to keep this blog updated regularly, but alas, time got away from me and I find myself, almost a year later, updating the blog! My apologies! It’s been a huge 12 months – literal blood [I severed my pinky finger tendon cleaning the kitchen] sweat [summer was a stinker!] and tears [too many to mention!] But here we are about to celebrate our first birthday [Saturday 18th August] and I couldn’t be prouder.
Let’s start with the people who make Louis Baxters flourish – You – our wonderful, loyal, supportive customers. Without you we are nothing. Becuase of you we are everything! Thank you for coming back each day. For being patient when ran into problems, helpful when we needed it, encouraging when things got hard and for loving our place as much as we do. I count so many of you as friends and I know our staff feel the same.
To Raf Bartkowski and the team at Campos – your product is brilliant – we are so proud to be associated with you. Thank you for helping us to be the place we are today. I know many of our customers are grateful for you too!
Many of you know that our head barista and manager, Josh Hathaway makes one hell of a coffee, but I want you all to know what a truly exceptional person he is too. Josh is easily one of the most loyal, compassionate, humble people I have ever come across. Behind the scenes he constantly supportive, fiercely loyal and I couldn’t have done this first year without him. Thank you Josh.
We are lucky enough to have [and have had] great staff throughout the past 12 months – our current FOH staff of Tara, Alli, Lara, Andrew and Rylee are just fabulous. But thanks also to Micah and Katie who worked with us for quite a while!
The kitchen has had much turmoil [as seems to be the norm in Perth!!] but everyone who has worked in our kitchen has had one thing in common – they have never let the standards, set by Eamon, drop. Thanks to Danielle, Jodie, Dean and to our current Chefs Damien and Pam.
We’ve also been blessed with a lot of support from Pam and John Sullivan [Eamons Parents] as well as Lalani and Ranjith Weddikkara [My parents] Family is everything to Eamon and I and we are both blessed with fabulous ones!
To the media who have done nothing but support Louis Baxters – Thank you. A special thanks to the breakfast team at Nova, Nathan, Nat & Shaun as well their behind the scenes tema [Sal Briggs!] and also to the Breakfast team at 92.9, Lisa, Paul & Baz and their behind the scenes team [Brearne Cavallaro and Brock Walter]
To my husband Andrew – I love you, you are amazing and such a support – thanks for putting up with me!
Lastly, to my business partner and friend Eamon Sullivan. I am so proud of you – 3 time Olympian! Thanks for the support, the words of encouragement, the shoulder to lean on and the pep talks when I’ve needed them. You may not have been here for our first year, but it’s only going to get better and I can’t wait to share it with you! So get your rubber gloves on – there are plenty of dishes waiting for you!!
Happy Birthday Louis Baxters Espresso Bar