THE PIZZA MAKER
Kym Gertig, Aldgate Café
Kym is a fully qualified chef and bought the Aldgate Café nearly 14 years ago.
“I love cooking – especially when I create something healthy and that’s visually appealing. I think eye appeal is half the story when it comes to something tasting good.”
Because of this, Kym is known for creating special dishes each day in his café. “Regulars will ring up and find out what the special is for the day before they order their take-away.” Seeing people enjoying what Kym has cooked is the best part of his job.
Even on Kym’s day off he is cooking. “I have a shack up the river where I relax. But I still cook – we invite friends over and I’ll cook up something for us all. I have even made desert pizzas which was a hit. I’ve converted an old LPG gas bottle into a portable oven so that I can cook anywhere.”
“I can’t see myself ever retiring fully from cooking. I think I’ll do it forever!”