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PPS Staff Bio – Kurtiss Jackson

When you walk into PPS Cook for lunch, it’s nearly impossible to miss Kurt. He towers over most people and always has a smile from ear to ear.  Hailing from Chemainus, Kurt embodies the West Coast attitude – friendly, relaxed & easy going.  He’s worked at local food landmarks Pagliacci’s and Floyd’s Diner before joining PPS. We love his instincts.Pizzeria Prima Strada Employee Bio - Kurtiss Jackson
Like many Islanders, Kurt loves craft beer.  While he favours an ice cold Farmhand Ale from Driftwood, he will gladly sip anything local.  Another passion of Kurt’s?  Art – a true artist, Kurt likes to mix mediums and experiment with a combination of charcoal drawing, painting & sculpting.   Although he doesn’t sell his art pieces anymore, Kurt is regularly hired to design unique tattoos for his friends.  Next time you saddle up to the bar at PPS Cook for lunch, start up a conversation with Kurt.  His friendly charm is infectious.

Q. How long have you been with Prima Strada?
A.  3 years

Q. Where can we usually find you – PPS Bridge or PPS Cook?
A. PPS Cook

Q. Where is your hometown?
A. Chemainus…it’s on the island, trust me

Q. What’s your favorite restaurant/food item in your home town?
A. Curried chicken on coleslaw at the Haida-Way Restaurant  (not for the weak of stomach)

Q. What’s your favorite pizza?
A. I love my features.

Q. What’s your ultimate comfort food?
A. Reuben Sandwich with Garden Minestrone soup

Q. Current favorite wine/beer or drink?
A. Kracken Black spiced rum or 40 Creek Whiskey

Q. What is the theme song to your life right now?
A. “The Nurse who Loved Me” by Failure

Q. If you could go to one place for a week all expenses paid, where would you go?
A. French Polynesia

Q. Best part of being with Prima Strada?
A. Feeling the love

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