Restaurant Donegal Town Team
Simple Simon’s – Our Team
Who else could be at the top of this list only the main man? Finbar is our boss and re-opened Simple Simons back in 2010. No stranger to business, Finbar also owns our sister restaurant Toni’s Bistro and has over 40 years experience in the hospitality and retail sector, having managed hotels for years. Finbar is a keen hillwalker and mad about travelling. He wants to see everywhere and hes working his way through that list, ticking off a few new destinations every year! Luckily he has a great team to take care of things while hes away. He’s a big recycling fan and claims the shirt he’s wearing in the photo was made out of his grannies old flannel sheets! We aren’t so sure…
Having joined us almost 5 years ago, Angela is our store manager. She has a diploma in health food retailing and a real passion for healthy living and alternative medicine. Angela is a keen runner, a total bookworm and is always keen to further her knowledge in the health food and supplement sector. She lives with her husband Jason and loves city break holidays, Stephen King and has a weakness for our cherry scones.
Together with his wife Toni (Finbar’s daughter) Brian is the glue that holds Simple Simons together. He is our resident handyman and our computer and paperwork expert. Brian does a lot of our orders and is the guy we call when we need help because he nearly always has the answers… Brian and Toni have a young son Harry who we are all mad about! Brian is big into fantasy and sci-fi books and a Magic: The Gathering expert.
Our deli queen… Kelly is supervisor of our deli area and our coffee queen. Customers always comment on her big smile and willingness to go the extra mile with customer service and we love her for it. Kelly lives with her boyfriend Kevin and their dog Archie who keeps them on their toes! Kelly is a self – confessed Pokemon addict and a huge Harry Potter fan.
As well as being Kelly’s second in command in the deli Rachel is a qualified make-up artist and really creative. Shes got the nicest handwriting of all of us so she always writes our signs and does all the decorating for holidays. Rachel lives with her son Aaron. She is an Instagram addict and a huge horror movie fan… If its scary then shes probably seen it!
No job is too big or small for Fiona; she is always willing to lend us a helping hand when we need it, be it date checking, dish washing or serving customers, she is really reliable and helpful! Fiona is a keen reader and another horror movie fan. She loves Netflix documentaries and is really involved with the Donegal Dragons, our local rowing team.
Having been with us since she was 15, Aine is most definitely the baby of the Simple Simons family. Aine has just started college studying health and safety but always comes back at the weekends to help us out. She has a mad laugh, is mad about Morgan Spice and is always “living her best life.” She has an absolute heart of gold and we would be lost without her.
One of the newest members of our team, Vinney has just moved back to Donegal from Canada where he spent the last couple of years working in juice bars and kitchens. Vinney loves hiking and playing video games in his spare time.
Another “newbie” on the team, Claire just joined us recently as well. She moved to Donegal a couple of years ago with her husband Ash and her two sons Finn and Dexter. Claire has two dogs and came to us with lots of deli experience. She is bubbly, chatty and a great face for the deli.
After having her son Harry a couple of years ago Toni mostly works from home now but is our best researcher and has a keen eye for new and upcoming products. Toni is massively into a sustainable and low impact lifestyle and is responsible for sourcing all the fantastic low impact products in our eco friendly section. Toni is married to Brian and mammy to Harry, who she is teaching all about living a more ethical lifestyle. She loves gardening and growing her own veg and is a massive Battlestar Galactica fan…