02 Sep Get to know: Nikki Mertens
Meet Nikki, FoodMesh’s Operations Support Coordinator. Nikki works closely with the FoodMesh network using the Marketplace and charities placing orders through the Wholesale Food Purchasing program. Find out what drives her, her top tip for reducing food waste and the most important lesson she’s learned in her career to date.
When you started working at FoodMesh
What you do at FoodMesh
Support customers of the Marketplace and Wholesale Food Purchasing Program
The top three values that drive you
- Growth – I never want to stop learning new things and improving myself
- Impact – I hope to live a life that leaves positive impacts on those around me and on the earth we live on
- Gratitude – I try to view life through a lens of appreciation for what’s around me and embrace that everything in life happens for a reason
Your top tip for reducing food waste
Your favourite thing about the job
In a world full of constant negativity, it’s knowing that my work is contributing to something positive in our communities. The charity partners we work with are truly an inspiration and hearing about the impact they’re making just makes my day. Most importantly though, it is the team I work with that makes working at FoodMesh so enjoyable.
Your favourite way to use up food in your fridge
Getting creative. Sometimes you have miscellaneous items left in your fridge that require a bit of creativity and become an opportunity to explore new recipes!
How you like to recharge
The most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date
Your own health and well-being come first. Don’t get too caught up that you forget to take care of yourself.