Behind the Brewpub ScenesGayathri and Devi decided to toss things up and switch from being housewives to working women.

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 stay 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!

They decided to shift from being housewives to being working women, for a change of pace, and also to provide a great education for their children—say hello to Gayathri and Devi.

How long have you been working here?

We’ve been here from the starting. We joined when Toit started.

What were you doing before you joined Toit?

Before this, we were housewives. This is our first job.

Before this, we were housewives. This is our first job.

How did you decide on coming and working here?

Gayathri: We were housewives because we needed to take care of our children. They were really small, so we couldn’t leave them and go work. Once they joined LKG (Lower Kindergarten) and UKG (Upper Kindergarten), we decided to start working.

Devi: I was in my village before this, and the children were really small. That’s why I wasn’t working before.

Are you two best friends?

Gayathri: Actually, we’re relatives. And we’re also friends.

So what does your job role involve?

Devi: When we joined, we used to handle the washing and cleaning of all the kitchen utensils. After doing that for a while, and improving our work, we have reached the level we are at today, which is cutting and chopping of vegetables.

Can you describe a typical workday?

Devi: We come here at 10:30 in the morning everyday. After that, we follow a step by step procedure.

First, we clean the vegetables and then the cutting board. Once that is done, we get the oil box in which they fry the onion rings and all. We clean that as well.
After that, we clean and set up the storeroom. Then one of us goes into the kitchen, and the other begins washing vessels.

Gayathri: One day I do the cutting, and she does the cleaning, and we keep adjusting like that.
We keep taking turns. Then we go to the ground-floor at  2:00 pm and clean the machines. We also clean the plate setting area. During the busy days, which is usually the weekend, we both wash the dishes. And after we finish everything, we leave in the evening at 6:30 pm.

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Do you both like your work?

Unison: Yes, of course we like it. We like it a lot!

We like (working here) a lot!

Gayathri: That’s why we’re still continuing here! It’ll be five years in January.

When do you have your off and what do you do on those days?

Gayathri: Wednesday for me. I usually stay at home. Sometimes, we also go to our hometown. We go in the morning and get home in the evening. Some days I finish all house work. By then my daughter also comes home from school, so we go to the park.

Devi: My off day is on Tuesday. I spend the time I get with my two sons. Also, whatever my children want to eat, I make that and give it to them.

How is it, working at Toit?

Devi: It’s very nice. There is no tension for us here at all. The owners here support us a lot also. Because we were housewives before, when we first joined, we didn’t know anything. But they taught us everything and showed us how to do everything. Everyone supported us a lot, the owners and the team.

Everyone supported us a lot, the owners and the team.

Do you have any favourites at Toit?

Gayathri: I like the Chicken Pizza a lot.

Devi: I don’t eat non-veg. But I like the pasta here a lot.

 Do you like being working ladies?

Devi: Yes! We really like it. We like it over being housewives. There was work then as well, but we like this.

For us, that is the most important thing. Educating our children…

Devi: Our job has helped us a lot. Before this we were only at home. Now we have work to come to and we also get a monthly salary, through which we can give our children a higher level of education. For us, that is the most important thing. Educating our children was the reason we came to Bangalore in the first place. Even though we didn’t study much, we wanted to give our children a good education.