At Kirkwood we have many strings to our bow. Our aim is to offer our local shoppers everything they need from a corner store and more. Be it take home meals for our busy customers, essentials such as milk, bread and cheese so you can avoid a trip to the supermarket or a cuppa and breakfast roll on the way to work, we are proud of how we service our community.
We have a number of fabulous chefs in the Kirkwood team, filling the deli fridge, catering orders and stocking the take home fridge, but there is one in particular who brings the joy every day and makes life at Kirkwood a pleasure both for our staff and customers. Mark Maoum is our talented pastry chef, of one year, who’s welcoming grin you will see as he works away in his open pastry kitchen at the far end of the store.
Mark’s a Perth boy and has worked all over the city in our vibrant cafe scene, including stints at Margaret River Chocolate Company, Walters River Cafe Bicton, Blake’s Cafe Nth Perth and the Italian institution, Christinas in Vic Park. Like us he’s a family man with two energetic boys at home. His eldest Ethan is ten and Jamie is three and a half, so life between work and family is full.
If you have a celebration and need a cake, sweet platter, breakfast muffins or a sweet grazing table, then Mark can deliver. Feel free to drop by or call to chat about what Mark can create for you.. There is a list under our patisserie section, however, we are flexible and happy to try to service requests.
Make sure you say hi to Mark at some stage. He’s a team favourite.
All the best, Ryan and Zac
Take Five with Mark
- What do you like most about working at Kirkwood?
I’m free to be creative with product development, I have a lovely team around me and the customers can say hi as I work in my sun lit open kitchen.
- What is your favourite sweet treat?
I love a good cheese cake.
- What was your first industry job?
I got a job at Miss Maude’s as a sandwich maker when I was 16 years old, cut my finger slicing a gherkin and got relegated to dishes!
- What’s the strangest cake request you’ve ever had?
It was a naughty cake but I can’t bring myself to say it out loud!
- If you weren’t a Pastry Chef what would you be?
A journalist chasing the next big story.
When I retire I wouldn’t mind being a coach captain, helping people find their way on and off trains and hosting their journey. It’s a bit daggy I know but I love people.