Mum’s the word at family-run restaurant

Ruth Jackson and son William, who both work at Salvo's Salumeria together.
Ruth Jackson and son William, who both work at Salvo's Salumeria together.
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WITH Mother’s Day just around the corner, families across Leeds might choose to mark the occasion with flowers, or a special meal.

But for three mothers and sons, it will be one of the busiest days of the year.

Salvo’s in Headingley employees three sets of mothers and sons.

Kaz Long and her son Jami work at the restaurant on Otley Road. This Mother’s Day, Kaz will be taking food orders while Jami prepares meals in the kitchen.

Jami said: “We will get to spend the day together but not like most people do.”

Kaz added: “Jami’s only 20 so he can be a bit feisty! But he will take what you say on board.”

Meanwhile, Ruth Jackson and her son Will work next door at Salvo’s Salumeria.

She said: “We work really well together. I’m really proud of the way he handles himself. He’s very polite.”

Will said: “I feel awkward saying ‘mum’ in front of customers.

“So I call her ‘madre,’ which is Italian for ‘mother’.”

He added: “We don’t get angry with each other.

“The way we talk to each other – that’s the most important thing.”

Ruth’s son Chris also used to work at the site on Otley Road.

Gail Dammone’s son Salvo is a trainee chef at the restaurant.

His father Gip is one of the owners.

Salvo, 18, said: “I like working with my mum. Whenever we work together we always end up chatting and she usually does my washing up for me too!”

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