Behind the Brewpub ScenesMeet Satish, the man who keeps our stocks stocked up.
Running a brewpub isn’t easy- it’s a lot of work, a lot of sweat and the occasional tears.
There are a lot of good, earnest people working behind the scenes, who put in a great deal of effort, round-the-clock, to ensure that everything you love about Toit stays that way.
And these people are none other than our never-tiring, ever-inspiring staff.
Our very own Toit Army- a battalion dedicated to the cause of good beer!
Meet the man who makes sure we’re always stocked up on our supplies- our Purchase Manager, Satish Peters.
He’s the one who makes sure that we never run out of anything, so that when a customer asks, we never have to say no.
Tell us a little about yourself and how you ended up at Toit.
I have been here from the day one- the day Toit opened. Before this I was working at an entertainment place- a bowling alley and restaurant and I used to work as an Operations Manager. One of my colleagues from my previous workplace told me about Toit and that’s when I thought I should check out this place. I applied for the purchase department.
What is the role of the Purchase Manager?
I take care of all the purchase related requirements. I check for availability and whether all the raw materials, for food and beverage, are in stock. That includes alcohol, juices, mixing ingredients, everything.
I take care of all the purchase related requirements.
What is your typical day like? Do you work in shifts?
My day starts at 10 am. We have a schedule that we follow here. First thing I do is I check all the bills from the previous day and cross check it with the supply. I check the quantity that has been used the previous day. Then I go to the storage and check the availability of the remaining food and beverage, make an assessment of what is required for the next day, week and the rest of the month. Every day, this is what I do first.
We have three stores here- dry store which is all the masalas and things, beverages is for the alcohol and soft drink, which is for the juices and other soft drinks. I make a trip to all the stores and then I start entering the purchase orders for the day, week and month.
I leave at 7 in the night. This is my daily routine.
Are you especially busy during the weekends, considering consumption is highest then?
Not just weekends. Toit is busy almost everyday so even I am busy everyday.
We have three stores here- dry store, beverages and soft drink.
What is the most challenging situation you have to deal with, as a Purchase Manager?
In the supply department, we always have some challenge or the other. Like sometimes there will be no stock available. Then we will have to check for alternatives. I will have to see if I can get the same product from any other vendor. We have done that in the past, based on demand.
In the beginning I used to have this problem, of not enough stock. I did not know how much would be required and worked in confusion. But after one month, I got an idea of the volume that is required on a daily basis. After that, it has been very smooth.
From my side, I make sure there won’t be any problem. I am very strict with my vendors. I make sure they supply in time, and they supply good quality and do the needful for Toit. The Management and I jointly choose vendors. I also suggest sometimes, and if they approve, we work with those vendors.
From my side, I make sure there won’t be any problem. I am very strict with my vendors.
Do you work alone? Or do you have a team?
I have one assistant who helps me out. And the management also backs me up whenever I need help.
When you’re not working, what do you do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to be alone. I am always working, if I don’t work I will have a problem I think.
What would you say are the best and worst things about your job?
Best- I am very flexible, so everything about my job is enjoyable.
Worst- There is nothing bad about my job.
What are your favourite food and drink at Toit?
I love the pizzas here.
If you weren’t working at Toit, what do you think your alternate career would be?
If I was not working at Toit, I would be running my own business. Something to do with hospitality. Fast food maybe.
If I was not working at Toit, I would be running my own business.
How does it feel, working at Toit?
The experience of working here is getting stronger. I am learning more things also. When I came here, I wasn’t that professional. I am better now and I hope to keep learning. I love the theme set up here. The way they have done interiors. Always surprises me and makes me look in wonder every time I am here. It is a very good feeling here.