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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Softly Sweet – Soft Peaks Ice Cream

Blame it on the Festive Season or on our love for everything sweet, we have been constantly munching on a lot of sweet somethings of late. Where munching is concerned, as always, Team Daily’s tastes are divided. While half of us prefer something soft to indulge, the other half prefers anything! Our adventure to calm our sweet tooth one day took us to Soft Peaks Ice Cream. Yes, we eat ice creams throughout the year! While enjoying a chilled cup of Soft Peaks, we realized, “We have not discussed this treasure on our blog!

So, we got in touch with Soft Peaks to bring you some delicious details about the healthy ice creams that are making everyone go gaga.

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Founded by food lovers and brothers Dan and Ken Kim, the inspiration for Soft Peaks comes from their love of deserts.
Being true foodies, they can literally spend all day searching for new restaurants and in their words, “can eat all day”. After many years of refining, testing, and hunting for the perfect combination of ingredients, their original, homemade recipe for soft serve was created. And, we are thankful to them for it!
Compared to Dan & Ken, Team Daily is an amateur foodie. Yeah, we like to just eat!

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If the word ‘foodie’ paints a picture of junk food loving people in your mind, you are a little wrong here.

Dan & Ken’s focus has always been to make healthy food that their customers can trust while fulfilling their nutritional requirements and pleasing their sweet tooth too.

But why ice cream? In the words of the Kim brothers, “we both love milk and it was natural to select milk as our primary ingredient for our soft serve”. Milk. Yes, milk. Didn’t we all love milk as kids? Oh, don’t lie now!

As milk is the main ingredient of the soft serve,they have carefully selected the premium quality of local Avalon organic milk along with other organic premium ingredients such as organic cream and organic milk powder. Their soft serves are fresh since they are made every day, from scratch, in the store. They start their mornings by preparing fresh batches of soft serves and the result is refreshing, milky dessert that is all-natural, high in calcium, and lower in calories and fat than other ice cream. Woah! Now you know why we are in love with Soft Peaks? It’s ice cream but just better and healthier.

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Their soft serves are also less sweeter than most ice creams. They have done this on purpose so that the customers can enjoy customizing their own soft serves with other various tasteful toppings based on their personal styles and preferences.

Even though it takes longer to hunt for great quality ingredients and takes more time to prepare soft serves, Dan and Ken say that they feel happy when they hear their customers praise their products. It is the taste of the soft serves and the friendly nature of the team at Soft Peaks that customers who visit them once become brand loyal and keep coming back.

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You have not been there? What? You have to head there soon and taste their Honeycomb Peak. Imagine a fresh piece of Okanagan and Fraser Valley honeycomb on top of the thick milky soft serve. Yumm! *lost in soft serve land*

If you have already tasted their Honeycomb Peak, we recommend Mudslide. Crunchy Tim Tam flakes with flowing chocolate syrup on the signature twist. Super delicious! It is the chocolaty treat that no chocolate lover can afford to miss.

If you feel like trying something different, Green Forest is their best bet.  Made with organic premium matcha powder and sweet red beans, the soft serve comes with condensed milk on top. Perfect, we say! Ken brothers know their flavors and they really know them really well.

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When quizzed about their personal favorite, they were quick to say, “Blue Mountain!”. Blue Mountain has homemade blueberry puree on top which is made from local organic blueberries. “We love how juicy and fresh they taste”, says Ken.

The Kim brothers love each and every day at their store but cannot forget the first day of opening. “We can’t remember how nervous yet exciting we were to open our door for the very first time!”, says Dan.

Constantly working to create new flavours, Soft Peaks have lots of interesting things in store.  Talking about store, they have just got a new soft serve machine and now you can have Twisted Original and Chocolate soft serve at their store, too.

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So many flavours, so little time. You will definitely make multiple trips to Soft Peaks and we guarantee that! 🙂

 

It is Time for some Irish fun!

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Picture Credit – Christmasgreetings2015.com

Good day everyone! Hope everyone got a chance to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday (Now don’t say no!). Today, as we mark the St. Patrick’s Day, we hope this day brings delight and some Irish luck to get you throughout your day (and the days to come and the years to come! Yes, we are optimistic like that!)

Just a quick fact: St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and it’s symbol, shamrock, is mostly confused with the four-leaf clover.

Coming back, St. Patrick’s Day is a very heart-warming holiday, where a lot of us not only celebrate St. Patrick himself, but also celebrate our family, and our heritage. A lot of times, we are too caught up with work and life that we miss out on some of the things that truly mean the world to us (like our families) because we think that these will always be there for us.

Holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, give us the opportunity to reunite with our families and friends. And one of the most famous ways of celebrating this exceptional holiday is (you know it) indulging in beer! (Ah! Beer! One of the best things to have happened to the mankind).

So, here is a short list of our top picks of beers/ drinks to indulge in! (Not like we need a reason to indulge in these but anyways 😉 )

  1. Guinness Pub Draught
  2. Harp Lager
  3. Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey
  4. Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale Draught
  5. Murphy’s Irish Red

Done with the drinks but what about food? Here is a list of some Irish delicacies to enjoy as well –

  1. Potato and Spring Onion Pancakes
  2. Guinness Lamb Stew with Vegetables
  3. Celeriac Soup with Scallops and Black Pudding
  4. Irish Cream Tiramisu

(Enough of talking, let us get into some action now!)

Hope you all have safe and amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!