This month we've been lucky to have Tina work with us, she's 39 and a baker from Copenhagen. She spent time with our bakery team wanting to learn new methods and discover life in Cardiff.
"I saw the news story about Becky going to Denmark, so I contacted Betina in May and asked if I could come to Cardiff during the summer to help out in the bakery and use the time to help improve my English.
I recently sat my English exam in Denmark and was very nervous about it, unsure if I would pass it so I thought ‘ it would be good to practice my English in the summer holidays?' Cardiff seemed a great choice to do this.
Neighbours close to the bakery had a spare room that I rented and were extremely helpful and lovely. I had my own room with just a 25 second walk to the bakery every morning!
Everyone has been so helpful. Maria, took me on a long walk up the mountain on our day off and the people I met in Cardiff were all so nice and helpful.
I've had a lovely and informative stay with the bakery and have seen and learnt new bakery methods to take home with me to Denmark. I got to use my English, which came naturally when I worked in the bakery, as well as around the city in my spare time.
Cardiff vs Denmark
The bakery team and products here in Cardiff are of a really high quality. The bread is made from proper sourdough and mixed from scratch and everything at Brod is “the best” - from the quality of the products to the team behind the scenes. Attention to detail is top priority, and the staff seemed to have a great relationship with each other and with Betina. The coffee served in the bakery is also top notch and I've gladly tested it a lot during my stay!
I love that Betina has given the opportunity to and taken on team members who have no bakery background and brought them up to such a high standard of baker. It shows that if people have the ambition to be a baker and want to produce top quality baked goods everyday this is a great place to learn.
If I hadn't started a new education course back home in Denmark, I would love to work at the Danish Bakery, but I’d like to say thank you to Betina for giving me the opportunity to come over this summer.
Betina added, "It was a real pleasure to have Tina over from Denmark to visit us. We spent a lot of time comparing notes, on work flow, on how things are done back home in Denmark, the work ethic, recipes and most of all, on the quality of our produce.
It’s always good for us to have input from people working in the industry in Denmark - it keeps us on our toes!".