Last week we lost a very special member of our team. After three years as a wonderful ambassador for YOLO, Desere  Du Preez has moved on to another exciting job opportunity with an iconic Canterbury company, Trents Wholesale.

Desere was a great employee with amazing enthusiasm and a real passion for the food industry. She was instrumental in launching YOLO to the hospitality sector throughout New Zealand – particularly the South Island. By providing great support to our retail sales team, she helped to make YOLO the leading European brand in this country with a special success on the Mainland.

We will miss her vitality and that strident South African accent!  The CEO, Adel Yousef, is happy that she is now working with Trents – a company he has had a long association with. He says he feels a bit like that proud uncle watching a niece successfully climb the career ladder.

The Food International team wish Desere, her husband and their daughters all the very best for the future. And we are sure that they will continue to eat YOLO products.

Missing you already, Desere.


Robyn Yousef (Your Unlikely Food Blogger)