Staff Profile – Jasper!

Another month has passed, which means another Staff Profile! This month we thought it would be nice to write a staff profile on our Restaurant Supervisor, Jasper! Jasper joined the team in August 2015 and is from Aalsmeer in the Netherlands.

jasperWhat is your favourite thing about working at Playfair’s?

“One of the great things about working at Playfair’s is the fact that I’m in touch with so many people from different cultures. In addition to this, Playfair’s always aims to provide guests with a great dining experience, so the teamwork involved to make that happen and the continuing push to be better is incredibly stimulating for me personally.”

What is the best thing about moving to Scotland?

“Scotland offers so many good things: food, drink, culture, and nature! In St Andrews you can experience the beauty of the sea, the tranquility of the Lowlands and the might and impressive scenery of the Highlands all within just a short drive. Furthermore, because St Andrews is so multicultural, living here has provided me with many, many friends from all over the world, which is a great experience in itself.”

If you got to have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

“As I said in the previous answer, because of the nature of university life in St Andrews, you always run the risk of making friends who will quickly move on to far, distant and exotic lands after their studies. Because of this, I would love to have a meal with all of the the good friends I have made in the time I have been living in St Andrews who have sadly left.”

What about your career aspirations?

“Well, as a theologian, it is kinda hard to predict where I will end up, but I’d like to end up either in some kind of educational institution, business or I might open up my own restaurant one day!”

Lastly, and probably most importantly, what is your favourite dish on the menu at Playfair’s?

“Probably the sirloin.”

And your favourite drink?

“I’d have to say the Botanist Gin from  Bruichladdich Distillery.”


Thanks for sharing a little bit with us Jasper! Make sure you say hello to Jasper next time you book in with us in Playfair’s!

Photo Credit: Millennial Moments

By Ailsa Watson | September 21, 2016