Two years on Aroma proves hard work has its rewards

THE MORAY CAFÉ that received wholesome praise from the First Minister during her brief stop in Moray earlier this week is expanding.

When Aroma at Covesea was chosen as the venue for Nicola Sturgeon to call in on Moray as part of her General Election support for her SNP deputy, Angus Robertson, staff had to pull in an extra shift – Monday being the day the Café staff take a day off!

Few customers at the popular venue will have been surprised, however, to learn that Ms Sturgeon had nothing but praise for the quality of both food and drink at Aroma.

The visit came just over two years after Gayle Johnstone and Amanda Adams took the plunge, leaving ‘safe’ jobs to take on a business that had been closed for several months.

Now Aroma are hiring, looking for an additional three staff members to supplement their growing team, with Gayle telling insideMoray: “Two years ago Amanda and I opened Aroma thinking that we would manage enough business for ourselves and two part-timers.

“We are now at the point of 12 staff including ourselves – and we are still expanding. We attribute this to our excellent team who have been with us from the beginning – and the outstanding staff who have joined us on our journey.”

Another factor in the success for Aroma has been a policy from day one of using fresh local produce – supplemented by their own in-house baking that has drawn locals and visitors back time and time again.

Gayle said: “Now we are needing more staff to ensure we continue to provide the best possible service – we have three positions available for highly-motivated individuals.

“We require a Chef/Cook to work 30-plus hours over five days Tuesday to Sunday, with the hours to fit around our business. We also require a part time Kitchen Assistant to work ten hours over the weekend, and a ‘out front server’ to work 30-plus hours over five days from Tuesday to Sunday, again with hours to fit around our business.”

Anyone wishing to apply should contact Gayle or Amanda at Aroma by Email to