Say Hi to New Members of Team Daily

Hasn’t it been long since we last communicated? Oh, we feel like it’s been ages!

Yes, we were missing in action here but the action wasn’t missing us. While we were away from the blog, we were busy with growing Team Daily. From Delivery Specialists to Sales Reps to Interns, we have quite many new Daily-ians around.

Today, we’ll be talking to one of our new team members about some cliched and some interesting topics.

So, let’s get chatting with Rashmi Acharyya – our newest Intern.
Rashmi is a postgraduate candidate at SFU and you guessed it, she got in touch with us through our network at the University. She has been with us for over 2 months now and plans to extend her internship well into the New Year.

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Prior to joining our Team, Rashmi said that she thought Daily’s working environment was just like any other office where employees came in at 9am, quietly did their tasks, took a lunch break and left by 5pm. Although she was looking to gain work experience, she mentioned that she did not want a corporate style worklife.

With the stroke of their magic wand, our contacts at SFU got Rashmi in touch with us and the rest, let’s hear it from her.

Knowing that she doesn’t enjoy the traditional working environment, we quizzed her on how she finds Daily. She started with, “it’s so much fun” and added, “I love the people around me”. Smiling brightly, like she always does, she went on to say that she is always surrounded by fun, jokes and laughter. She’s right and you all know it! Talking about her team members, she said, “Fez, Sal and Jessie are such cool people to work with. I love their energy and their passion towards their work”.
Going by her enthusiasm, we think that our energy and passion has definitely rubbed on to her.
Talking about Daily moved on with us asking her about her tasks in the office. No, we don’t burden our interns with work. And no, we don’t get our interns to grab donuts and coffee for us. Okay, donuts are fattening and we drink beer so scratch that. Coming back to Rash (as we fondly call her), she said that though initially nervous, she is now confident to dabble in everything she can. She further added that she has learnt a great deal about all facets of a startup after joining us. “Choosing to join a startup was a conscious decision since I wanted to do learn about operations management, HR, accounting and all the tiny bits about running a business. I did not want to limit myself to just development work”, she elaborated on why she chose a startup for her internship. Good decision, we say!

Rash hard at work
Rash hard at work

Other than learning about the nitty-gritty of day-to-day operations at Daily, Rash said that she’s also getting to improve her communication skills. She would like to use her enhanced interpersonal skills in the Sales arena. “Once I am well-versed with the business and am confident enough, I would like to go out and bring more clients for Daily”, she included.

It’s impressive to see Rash’s drive and zeal to learn more and do more. After all, these two qualities form the core of Team Daily.

While we can go on and on talking about work, we switched topics and asked Rashmi about fun at work. “Like I said earlier, every day at Daily is full of fun and laughter”, she said giggling thinking of all the usual antics of Daily-ians. When asked to narrate an incident, she spoke about the time Leo came into the office. “Amir’s puppy, Leo, is adorable. Playing with him while working is a lot of fun. When Leo was in the office, seeing Jessie also try and play with him was interesting. It was all the more interesting since Jessie is scared of dogs”, she said while looking at a visible embarrassed Jessie and bursting with laughter. “Also”, she went on, “playing with the drone in the office is another stress buster. But I get everyone staring at me when I crash it against the wall”. Yes, Rash, we get worried that we might just lose our beloved drone.
Work is all fun and games especially at this time of year. When inquired about her Holiday plans, Rash said that she did not have any concrete plans but looks forward to absorbing Vancouver’s Holiday spirit. With various activities and events going on, we are sure that Rash will have a gala time.

We are all in Holiday mode and mood. How about you? While you enjoy some hot chocolate, we’ll get back to working hard to bring you some exciting surprises next year. Till then, have a great time y’all! 😀

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We Love That! With Kay – Vancouver’s Best Cheesecakes

Cake! Yes, cake. We love everything cake related. Think about it, cake is something you can eat anytime and anywhere.
(Alright, ignore the fact that some of us watch our diets)

You celebrate with cake. You nurse a broken heart with cake. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, cake is always ready to accompany you. Rain, Sun, Snow, cake is always there to comfort you.

For those who are not really into sweets but love cakes, there is Cheesecake.

Numme numme (that’s how they say nom nom in Danish, FYI).

Cheesecake is a favourite among us here at Team Daily. New York Style, three-ingredient Japanese cheesecake (yes—we’re talking about the one that’s gone viral on Pinterest), pumpkin-spiced cheesecake that reveals itself every Fall, and the many flavours that cheesecake seems to get tossed into.

In no particular order, here are our favourite spots to indulge in some Cheesecake goodness in Vancouver.

Cheesecake Etc.
Where: 2141 Granville St. Vancouver, BC
FIRST OF ALL, this place is perfect for that après date kind of vibe—dimmed lights, candlelight, hot beverages, and curtains blocking doorways and all. It is one of our favourites after dinner places and for more than just the pleasant atmosphere. The cheesecake is BOMB!
By all means, grab a slice of their original cheesecake but please do yourself a favour and order it with their strawberry sauce. Numme numme x 100. Unlike the standard New York style cheesecake, which is pretty dense in texture, the cheesecake at Cheesecake here melts in your mouth. It’s fluffy and tastes like the hand of a God whipped it together. God bless you, Cheesecake Etc. Thanks for making our cheesecake dreams come true every night of the week.

Picture Credit - Elisa W/ Yelp
Picture Credit – Elisa W/ Yelp

 

Ganache Patisserie
Where: 1262 Homer St, Vancouver, BC
We’re pretty sure that everything served is delicious upon delicious, as well as being hella aesthetic. This modern French patisserie (we say modern because their cakes have some creative twists here and there) is located in the town of Yale, so you know it is very fancy as well. Friends of ours have also had the experience of ordering customized cakes from Ganache Patisserie, and the results have been marvelous. You literally get to speak with pastry chef and owner Peter Fong about exactly what you’d like for your special occasion. They’ve got a coco-mango cheesecake right now and it is divine! Take it from us, and step into Ganache Patisserie for a café au lait and a taste of their wonderful cakes.

Picture Credit - La Petite Vancouver/ Zomato
Picture Credit – La Petite Vancouver/ Zomato

 

True Confections
Where: 866 Denman St, Vancouver, BC  and 3701 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
True Confections is like the land of cakes. Their cakes are like the picture-perfect type of cakes with geometric layers and perfectly distributed icing. They’ve also got a wide range of cheesecakes available—from their famous blueberry cheesecake to chocolate peanut butter. We’d recommend trying their original blueberry cheesecake because the combination in itself is lethal. Like #1 on dream cheesecakes’ list, True Confections is great place to take a date.
Imagine gazing at each other over a slice of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake? It’s like a scene from a rom-com.

Picture Credit - Constant Cravings/ Zomato
Picture Credit – Constant Cravings/ Zomato

 

Sweet Revenge
Where: 4160 Main St, Vancouver, BC
This place has definitely got character, a sultry kind of atmosphere, and a kickass playlist featuring some of the 1920’s best hits. Sweet Revenge is a relatively small all-desserts restaurant on Main Street, but that’s part of the charm. It’s got antiquey mismatched furniture, a red interior that adds to its sexy vibe, and due to the size of the place, it just screams intimate. Sweet Revenge features a white chocolate cheesecake—flourless and served with a homemade sauce.

Picture Credit - Stephanie/ Yelp
Picture Credit – Stephanie/ Yelp

 

Chicco Dall Oriente
Where: 1504 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Duh, we wouldn’t mention Japanese style cheesecake then leave you hanging. Famous for their parfaits, Chicco serves up a wicked cheesecake parfait. It is a customer favourite among their long list of parfaits, of which includes green tea, black sesame, and more. Instead of using granola, this Japanese dessert café adds in cornflakes for some added crunch (a nice little change, yeah?).
The cheesecake included in their parfait is from their featured Japanese soft cheesecake. It’s soft, pillowy, spongy, and unlike the other cheesecakes on this list, Japanese cheesecakes are baked. The cheesy aspect to this version of the cake is not overpowering, as Japanese cakes are primarily meringue based and known for their exquisite lightness.It’s quite the change from your traditional kinda cheesecake. Jump on board the Japanese dessert train and grab a slice at Chicco!

Picture Credit - Pep C/ Yelp
Picture Credit – Pep C/ Yelp

 

Just like us, we are sure even you are in Cheesecake heaven right now. These were just some of the best ones in Vancouver and our favs. Don’t forget to let us know about the ones that make your heart flutter 😉