Our Staff

Here at Real Foods, we have a really good team of people who are working hard every day to help all our customers achieve a healthier life through what they eat. 

Meet Sophie

Sophie-Customer-Care-Assistant-Manager

Sophie is our Webshop Manager.

Originally from Chichester in West Sussex on the sunny south coast, Sophie spent 8 years travelling around the world. She’s lived in Australia, The Maldives, China, The Caribbean, Turkey and Thailand and now... Scotland! Having moved north for love (at which admission, the webshop staff collectively paused for an awww moment) she’s now studying naturopathic nutrition and organising everything related to customer service in the webshop. She can usually be found answering phones, juggling paperwork and booking couriers all at the same time.

What Real Foods products do you love?

Sophie is a big fan of the huge array of chocolates at Real Foods (in particular the Ombar brand) and can also be found perusing the wine range – she assures us her rigorous investigation into ‘no added sulphite wines’ is absolutely essential for good customer service, how else can she recommend the best one?!

Meet Balazs

Balazs-Processor-Real-Foods-webshop

Balazs, joined the webshop team in 2016 and is not only a great Assistant Webshop Manager but also the 'Toughest Firefighter in Hungary 2012'! 

Balazs was born in Hungary and studied Law Enforcement Management for his Bsc and Msc. Previously a Fireman Lieutenant, he moved to London a few years ago and then up to Edinburgh. A committed vegan for 8 years, Balazs decided Real Foods would be the perfect place to work as we have a lot of vegan foods and other healthy snacks. He is keen on fitness too (particularly stair running), which helps him cope with lifting sacks and sending 30kg parcels out. He came 3rd in the European Championships 2013 and was the Hungarian national champion 3 times so he's always the most competent person to carry huge boxes and negotiate a flight of stairs...

What Real Foods products do you love?

Balazs is vegan, mainly for environmental reasons, but also for health and fitness and as much as he loves organic fruit and vegetables he's also very partial to trying out the new vegan cheeses and sausages...

Meet Katie

Katie-Shop-Manager

Katie is originally from Elsterberg in Germany, following a degree in Business she came to Edinburgh for an internship and decided Scotland was the place for her! She has worked with us since 2015 and has been our Broughton Street Shop Manager for over 2 years now.

An avid swimmer and nature-lover, when she’s not exploring the wilds of Scotland and listening to far too much U2, Katie can usually be found serving customers, sorting stock and answering customer queries on the Broughton Street shop floor. She is also forging ahead with her mission to rid the world of unnecessary plastic packaging and is working on making sure we have all of the eco-friendly options and alternatives in both of our stores.

What Real Foods products do you love?

Dried mango – super tasty and incredibly moreish!

Meet Agnieszka

Agnieszka is from Poland and grew up in a coastal town near the Baltic sea but has lived in Edinburgh now for over 13 years.

Photography has long been a passion of Agnieszka's and she's been snapping away since her teenage  years. She also enjoys long distance running and has a busy calendar of local races and marathons. When she's not running about in or out of our Tollcross shop, she finds the best way to relax is by picking up a good book.

Agnieszka also has a degree in tourism and hospitality management and is currently studying to become Nutritional Therapist.

What Real Foods products do you love?

Agnieszka would choose the Faith in Nature beauty range for great quality, fantastic aroma and affordable prices. She also uses digestive enzymes from Terranova to aid digestion and loves our fresh seasonal fruit and veg produce because there is always so much to choose from