Ever since I arrived in France, I wanted to work in pastry baking. I already made cakes for friends at birthday or wedding parties, but to be able to work in France in this field you need to have a diploma.
After 6 months of training to improve my French, I began working towards a vocational training qualification, the CAP pâtisserie, at the apprentice training centre. I follow courses at the training centre and also work with a pastry chef to learn the job in practice. There, I am gaining experience and practicing the techniques learned in the training centre.
My tutor enjoys teaching me and showing me new things, I am mastering more and more professional techniques, and I feel like I’m learning twice as much as I would otherwise. The pastry chef has a real know-how that he is happy to share with me.
Moreover, he even talked to me about the possibility of working for him when I get my diploma. It would give me even more experience before I go out on my own – because that’s my dream!
- Nariné Chahbazyan
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