MEET THE TEAM - Scott Temple!
Working on a holiday park amid a happy and carefree atmosphere is great fun and very rewarding and is more of a lifestyle than a job. Caravan parks are special places where friendships are made, relationships are built and when you work on site often you play a central and important role in peoples lives.
ParkLife had a chat with Three Lochs Food and Beverage Manager, Scott Temple, to find out the highs and lows of life at Three Lochs, what he does in his spare time and if he has and secrets we should know about…
PL – How long have you worked in bars?
ST – I started at the age of 15 as a glass collector in a bar so let’s say I have been in the trade for a long time!
PL – How long have you been managing Duck or Grouse at Three Lochs?
ST – Just over two years now.
PL – What do you like best about your job?
ST – The best part is that it is constantly changing, you meet new people every day and make lots of good friends.
PL – What do you like best about Three Lochs?
ST – There are so many aspects of Three Lochs that are fantastic its hard to pick just one! However my customers are great, the team on site are brilliant and the park itself is just stunning.
PL – If you were a customer what drink and meal would you order?
ST – I would choose a nice juicy steak washed down with a cold pint of Heverlee Lager!
PL – What would you say to a youngster who fancies your job?
ST – There’s a lot of hard work and effort involved and the unsociable hours mean it takes up a lot of time but the satisfaction and happiness you bring to the customers makes it worthwhile.
PL – What does your job involve?
ST – A bit of everything. A good manager has to be flexible and willing to jump into any department if needed. There’s lots of backroom work involved, with event organising, menu planning, and choosing of products. You have to keep peoples tastes in mind and try to ensure everyone is happy.
PL – Where do you see yourself in five years time?
ST – Who knows what will happen but I’d like to think I’ll be here doing the job I love and continuing to provide customers old and new with a good quality service and enjoyable times.
PL – What is the worst part of the job?
ST – The long hours can before you know it its low season and you have more free time.
PL – What did you do before Three Lochs?
ST – Before Three Lochs I was a restaurant manager in a Michelin Star hotel in Portpatrick. Prior to that I was a Manager for Marston’s Brewery in their managed pubs.
PL – If you could change anything about your job what would it be?
ST – I don’t think I would change my job at all – you have to love this job to do it. People often think it’s easy but there’s an awful lot of work involved and it’s a lifestyle rather than a job. You often find yourself working even when you’re not physically at work. It really is a 24/7 role, but fortunately I love it!
PL – What secret talents do you have that we don’t know about?
ST – I’m an amateur magician and collector of magic. One of the highlights of my collection is a trick, which was owned and performed by the late Paul Daniels. In my younger days I was a county champion swimmer and although I have lost my speed I still enjoy swimming a few lengths when I get chance.
PL – How do you like to relax?
ST – I usually spend time watching tv and movies or going for a nice day out with my family.