We're celebrating small business and kicking off a new series of features starring businesses who are shaking things up and evolving whilst we're in isolation.
First up is Pepe Italia Deli, one of our favourite family restaurants located in Palm Beach (our kids love their bunny pizzas) and they also have a restaurant in Burleigh Heads. During this time Alexa and Andrea have had to change their business quickly, adapting to new government guidelines, which included offering takeaway only.
We chat to Alexa about the evolution of Pepe Italia Deli. Enjoy!
Tell us the back story of Pepe Italia Deli? How did it come about?
We are a young couple who have both always loved working in the hospitality industry. With our first restaurant we had a lot of demand to buy our fresh pasta and sauces so that’s when we decided to open Pepe Italia Deli. We want people to feel like they are in Italy when they walk into our shop. We want to provide fresh and authentic food.
What’s changed for you in the last 3 weeks?
A lot. We have had to change to just takeaway food only. We have also had to become creative with ideas to keep people entertained at home as many people are getting bored. We have also had to make more products available in our deli as now the demand is even higher for a wide range of products.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed your at home pizza packs and can’t wait for our Easter pack. What else is in the pipeline for Pepe’s?
Grazie! We are creating more hands on activities to do at home during this time. I can’t give away to much but everyone will have to stay tuned on our social media platforms for updates!
What’s your favourite Italian dish? And drink?
Our favourite drink is the classic Aperol Spritz! Yummmmm! Our favourite dish is the traditional Carbonara made with eggs and no cream!
Lastly, how can people order your take home packs?
They can jump onto our shop online at www.pepeitalia.com.au/shop-online and order through there.
Follow Pepe Italia Deli here @pepeitaliadeli
Order your takeaway packs here